We Are Adopt A Destiny

Where Dreams Find Family

More than college grants and handouts; we consider what we do as a family affair where financial, academic, and emotional support abounds.  Financial aid is great, but we offer something deeper: belonging. At Adopt A Destiny, first-generation, low-income black and brown students are welcomed (adopted) into our family, where support goes beyond scholarships.  We’re cheerleaders for each student, their dreams are our mission, and their success is our shared family celebration.

the path forward

ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

Our mission is to open access to Higher Education for first-generation, black and brown students. Each student we support directly improve our communities.

THE PROGRAM

PATHWAYS TO EXCELLENCE

At the heart of our mission lies the Pathways to Excellence program, providing  financial and emotional resources through education access and community  upliftment.   

What we focus on

Education & Community

Destiny Adoption
Project (DAP)

Through the DAP, we facilitate full or partial third-party sponsorship of a student’s tuition or room and board costs.

Bridge To Destiny
Fund (BDF)

Students receive one-time scholarships, academic resources, and mentorship to start and complete post-secondary education.

Community
Projects

Through annual events we seek to uplift communities in an effort to advocate for students and instill a feeling of togetherness.
DESTINY ADOPTION PROJECT

in action

Our team walk alongside students throughout their college journeys, from beginning to graduation.

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Kelvin Smith

Categories: Available for Sponsorship, Benedict College, Buff Bay, Portland, College, College Major
Location: South Carolina
Major: Medicine I Cardiology
Class of: 2026

This 2017 Buff Bay High School alumna had almost given up hope. He read all the medical books he could find to stay motivated.

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Kelvin Smith

This 2017 Buff Bay High School alumna, had almost given up...

Toni-Ann McGivan

Categories: Available for Sponsorship, College, High School Attended, Morant Bay High, Morant Bay, St. Thomas, The University of the West Indies, Town I Parish
Class of: 2026
Major: Mass Communication

Morant Bay Alumna McGivan had every reason to stop hoping things would change. We’ve assisted with tuition, room and board, clothing and appliance purchase, help us continue to make a difference.

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Toni-Ann McGivan

Morant Bay Alumna McGivan had every reason to stop hoping...

Jaheim Mullings

Categories: Available for Sponsorship, College, College Major, College of Guyana, Kingston, Medicine I Gynecology, Town I Parish, Wolmer's High School for Boys
Class of: 2026
Major: Medicine I Gynecology

Hello, my name is Jaheim Mullings, and I am a graduate of Wolmer’s Boys School and a first-year medical student at the University of Guyana.

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Jaheim Mullings

Jaheim graduated from Wolmer's High School for Boys, determined to...

Briana Farr

Categories: Available for Sponsorship, College, College Major, Education, High School Attended, Port Antonio, Portland, The Mico University College, Titchfield High, Town I Parish
Major: Education I English
Class of: 2024

Briana is a future educator/English Language Specialist who graduated from Titchfield High School, Portland, in 2018.  She enrolled at The Mico University College in September 2019 and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Language and Literature.  She is expected to complete it by 2024.

 

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Briana Farr

Briana is a future educator/English Language Specialist who graduated from...

Chandis Hamilton

Categories: Available for Sponsorship, Clark Atlanta University, College Major, High School Attended, Port Antonio High, Port Antonio, Portland, Psychology, Town I Parish
Location: Atlanta
Class of: 2022

Chandis Hamilton

Chandis attended the Port Antonio High School in Portland, Jamaica, and later migrated to Chicago, where she completed her secondary education at the Curie Metropolitan High School.  She graduated with honors in August 2021 and has been a scholarship recipient at Spelman College since September 2021, where she is pursuing a first degree in Psychology. She is expected to graduate in May 2025.

 

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Chandis Hamilton

Chandis Hamilton Chandis attended the Port Antonio High School in...

If you’re a student interested in applying or a sponsor who’s thinking of supporting one of our students, visit our program page to learn more.

Equal Access for
all black & Brown Students

Our Impact

How student sponsorship works

Your monthly commitment of $76 ensures one of our international students can pay room & board for one semester. No matter how small or big your donation will make an impact.

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PROGRAM ALUMNI

Class of 2022,
Ahui Medical College, China

Dr. SASHALEE BEASLEY

Sashalee Beasley is the inspiration behind our effort to help students. In 2016, our founder Morlette Cowan, committed to paying for Sashalee’s studies when she learned of her plight in a local newspaper. Over the next five years, she would support Sashalee with tuition and other costs.

We celebrate her recent achievement, completing her college studies with a well-earned medical degree.

Class of 2023,
University of the West Indies, Jamaica

BRITNEY MING

Britney Ming, a Titchfield High alumna and a 2023 UWI graduate, holds a BSc in Bio-Engineering. 

Upon graduating, her final project caught the attention of a professor at Florida Institute of Technology who, after meeting Britney, awarded her a full-ride scholarship to begin her doctorate studies and a part-time assistant teaching role – demonstrating the far-reaching impact of our support.

Join us in planting seeds of hope and changing destinies.