Student Full NameBenjamin James Harper
High School AttendingCharles R. Drew Charter School
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Expected Graduation Date05/20/2023
Grade Point Average3.7
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Extracurricular Activities

Drew Charter School Varsity Golf Team 2016-present
• Four-year Varsity Golf Team member; Two-time Eagle award recipient - an award given to team member who has shown outstanding character and leadership throughout the season. Area/Regional champions 2022, 2nd place Area/Regional 2021, 4th in State Championship 2022. Serves as a mentor to junior golfers.

Jack and Jill of America, Inc. 2015 – present
• An organization focused on leadership development and volunteerism. Awarded 2022 SE Region Outstanding Teen (1 award given), served as: SE Region Parliamentarian of ~2000 teens, Chapter Chaplain, Teen board, 2020 Outstanding Athlete (1 award given).

Stock Market Challenges 2019-2022
• Team Captain of the Atlanta Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. and the 100 Black Men of Dekalb stock market challenges (where I also served as a team captain of both teams and ranked nationally).

Morgan Stanley JumpStart Program Fall 2022-present
• Selected through a competitive process for a year-long finance program for high school seniors across the nation to enhance their understanding of finance, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and wealth building.

21st Century Leadership Program Emory University Goizueta Business School June 2022-present
• Selected through a competitive process for a week-long summer leadership institute with 21st Century Leaders and corporate partners focused on business and entrepreneurship. Held at Emory University. Awarded 1 of Georgia's top 21 leaders and received the top award for the state.

Jack and Jill of America – Southeastern Regional Teen Parliamentarian 2021-2022
• Serve as the Southeastern Parliamentarian for teens of the southeastern region of nearly 2000 teens. Led the Rules, Regulations and Resolutions committees. Presented at the regional conference.

Sigma Pi Phi – Kappa Boule – Succeed with C.R.E.E.D. Leadership development program 2018-2019
• Participated in a mentorship and leadership development program for young men.
ClubCorp Gateway Program 2021 - present
• National Program in one of two locations in the United States that provides complimentary golf club memberships to increase golf and networking skills. Selected as one of ~15 in the state of Georgia.

First Tee of Metro Atlanta Leadership Program 2020-present
• Selected for the first cohort of the First Tee of Metro Atlanta Leadership program

Civic/Community Activities

“Gifts of Love” for Orphans in Rwanda 2020-present
• Created an initiative focused on shipping clothing and necessities to orphanages in Rwanda. In Rwanda they do not sell used clothing making it hard for children in orphanages to get clothing.

Drew Charter School Volunteer 2019-present
• Serve as an inaugural Drew Charter School Ambassador selected to represent the school and meet with school board members, community leaders, and distinguished guest. Serve as a Book Buddy reading to elementary students, teaching sight words, and providing guidance on how to read complete sentences.

Community Volunteer 2010-present
• YMCA, Annual Food Drive - distribute food in Atlanta for those unable to afford groceries. Volunteer at local events such as Martin Luther King Jr. Day of service, volunteer with Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Member of Cascade United Methodist Church and volunteer

Bobby Jones Golf Course – Provided golf lessons to elementary students summer 2022

John A. White Golf Course – First Tee of Metro Atlanta Intern summer 2021
• Prepared the golf course for players in the mornings gathering carts and balls in order to keep the golf course in steady “ready to play” condition. Enhanced networking skills.

Recommendation Letter 1Benjamin-Harper-Recommendation-Letter1-1.pdf
Recommendation Letter 2Recommendation-for-Benjamin-Harper-2023_M.-German.pdf
Recommendation Letter 3benjamin-harper_cascade-letter-of-recommendation.pdf
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