Helping students save money for their education
For the fourth year in a row, the team at Fresno Oral Maxillofacial Surgery & Dental Implant Center is excited to host our Wisdom For Wisdom program. This program helps students in the communities we serve save money for college by providing them with free wisdom teeth removal procedures. While we know this program has helped others in a big way, we knew it would be even more important this year considering the current COVID-19 crisis. We chose three recipients from the Fresno area: Emma, Keira, and Justin.
Emma, age 18, just graduated from Clovis North High School and will attend Clovis Community College this fall where she will study to become a dental hygienist. In her application, she mentioned that her wisdom teeth have been causing her pain. Emma said, “Due to do COVID-19, my mom has lost her job and is still continuing to struggle. I recently got laid off from my job, so my mom is already trying her best to help me with my necessities to get through the day-to-day life. Having to pay for me to get my wisdom teeth removed would add so much more stress onto her and I do not want to be that extra burden.”
Keira, age 18, graduated from Edison High School and is getting her Associate of Arts degree at Fresno City College. She works full time as a nanny and will run track for school. In her application, she said that her goal is to transfer to San Diego to study to become a Speech and Language Pathologist. Keira also said, “The Wisdom for Wisdom program would help me to continue saving to make the move and transition to San Diego more obtainable.”
Justin, age 18, graduated from Buchanan High School with plans to attend UC San Diego. In his application, Justin said, “[I’m] a student of an immigrant family that doesn’t have the best financial status, especially during this time of struggle with jobs due to the coronavirus, it would be very helpful to take away future financial burden off me and my parents.”
We look forward to helping these three students save more money for college and achieve their educational goals.
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