Heights Graduation Celebration Honored 500+ Students 

Empowering real success, one student at a time


There’s no stronger endorsement than the successes of the students we work to support every day. Alongside higher graduation and employment rates, Heights students gain the network and support to achieve their personal goals.

Explore their stories, in their words, below.    

Anaya Cherry

The Episcopal Academy ‘18| Drexel University ‘22, Bachelor of Science in Entertainment and Arts Management

Originally introduced to our program when she was ten, Anaya spent her summers at Penn Charter School before enrolling at her dream school, discovered during a high school fair. She thrived at The Episcopal Academy, leading to her enrollment at Drexel University, where she received a number of honors and accolades including being named a Liberty Scholar. Today, she is employed in the entertainment industry, and credits Heights for providing the confidence to pursue her goals. 

“My biggest takeaway from [Heights] was that I belong in the room.”
Diego Joseph
Student Stories

Diego Joseph

“[Heights] showed us that people like us can go on to be successful. Having adults believe in you in such an intimate way, that’s powerful.”

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