Yasmine Arrington first joined the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation community as a Young Scholar and is now a College Scholar in her junior year at Elon University in North Carolina. The Washington DC native is the founder of ScholarCHIPS, which provides college scholarships to graduating high school seniors with a parent in prison. Yasmine has been recognized as an AXA National Achiever, an Abramson Foundation Scholar, a Washington Redskins College Success Foundation Leadership 1000 Scholar, a 2012 BET Black Girls Rock M.A.D. (Making a Difference) Girl, and a Linowes Leadership “Unsung Heroes Award” Youth Recipient.
In 2013 Yasmine was the recipient of the Foundation's Matthew J. Quinn Prize, a $10,000 award given to Jack Kent Cooke Scholars or alumni in the Foundation’s higher education programs for outstanding achievement in community service.
If you would like to hear from Yasmine herself, check out this video profile of her from when she won the Foundation's Matthew J. Quinn Prize.