Ericardo, Harvard Class of 2019

The initial reason I was interested in Thrive Scholars was my fear of crashing and burning during my first semester at Harvard. I knew as a black male coming from a low-income single parent household in Hyde Park, there were many adjustments I would have to make. Thrive Scholars ensured I was academically prepared. That meant instead of focusing on mere survival in college, I could focus on embracing those opportunities I needed to flourish.