Houston Newsmakers: Linda Lorelle Scholarship Fund partners with Greater Houston Partnership


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how to reach us.>>There’s about 20 years ago>>There’s about 20 years ago
when I first heard about the>>There’s about 20 years ago
when I first heard about the
little well scholarship fund when I first heard about the
little well scholarship fund
right as I started here Channel little well scholarship fund
right as I started here Channel
2 and I got to know Lyndon her right as I started here Channel
2 and I got to know Lyndon her
passion for education and 2 and I got to know Lyndon her
passion for education and
believed that many students can passion for education and
believed that many students can
succeed in college if given a believed that many students can
succeed in college if given a
chance a college fair has been succeed in college if given a
chance a college fair has been
a way to connect students to chance a college fair has been
a way to connect students to
the opportunities that are a way to connect students to
the opportunities that are
available to the opportunities that are
available to
help them get in and stay in available to
help them get in and stay in
college and now there’s even help them get in and stay in
college and now there’s even
more to with a special good college and now there’s even
more to with a special good
morning to my friend, Linda more to with a special good
morning to my friend, Linda
around the co-founder of the morning to my friend, Linda
around the co-founder of the
limb of the well scholarship around the co-founder of the
limb of the well scholarship
fund in one of the few women limb of the well scholarship
fund in one of the few women
who I can say fund in one of the few women
who I can say
I love this And my wife is who I can say
I love this And my wife is
OK with Knows how I love this And my wife is
OK with Knows how
much a good love-fest here but OK with Knows how
much a good love-fest here but
there’s a lot happening. much a good love-fest here but
there’s a lot happening.
Yes with your scholarship right there’s a lot happening.
Yes with your scholarship right
now you with the greater Yes with your scholarship right
now you with the greater
Houston partnership. Yes, that now you with the greater
Houston partnership. Yes, that
is the natural Houston partnership. Yes, that
is the natural
partnership right so the ghp is the natural
partnership right so the ghp
has an initiative and upskill partnership right so the ghp
has an initiative and upskill
Houston initiative we partnered has an initiative and upskill
Houston initiative we partnered
up with them. Houston initiative we partnered
up with them.
>>Upskill is all about helping up with them.
>>Upskill is all about helping
students understand the>>Upskill is all about helping
students understand the
full scope of job opportunities students understand the
full scope of job opportunities
that are available in the full scope of job opportunities
that are available in the
Houston market. So we partner that are available in the
Houston market. So we partner
with them and this year we’ve Houston market. So we partner
with them and this year we’ve
taken our conference and we’re with them and this year we’ve
taken our conference and we’re
calling it the smart up taken our conference and we’re
calling it the smart up
Houston. College and career calling it the smart up
Houston. College and career
conference in the career part Houston. College and career
conference in the career part
it’s like this for yes that is conference in the career part
it’s like this for yes that is
the new part because now what it’s like this for yes that is
the new part because now what
we’re really trying to do is to the new part because now what
we’re really trying to do is to
help students connect the dots we’re really trying to do is to
help students connect the dots
between what help students connect the dots
between what
to study in college between what
to study in college
to get the skills that are to study in college
to get the skills that are
required to fill actual jobs to get the skills that are
required to fill actual jobs
that are available now and they required to fill actual jobs
that are available now and they
will be in the future and those that are available now and they
will be in the future and those
jobs you talk will be in the future and those
jobs you talk
about our not exactly chump jobs you talk
about our not exactly chump
change jobs that make good about our not exactly chump
change jobs that make good
money no so obviously you know change jobs that make good
money no so obviously you know
we’ve done a great job as a as money no so obviously you know
we’ve done a great job as a as
a society of telling kids you we’ve done a great job as a as
a society of telling kids you
know four-year degree is the a society of telling kids you
know four-year degree is the
way to success why these kids know four-year degree is the
way to success why these kids
are now coming out with a lot way to success why these kids
are now coming out with a lot
of debt and no job and no real are now coming out with a lot
of debt and no job and no real
clear direction for a career. of debt and no job and no real
clear direction for a career.
What we’re doing is expanding clear direction for a career.
What we’re doing is expanding
the breadth of the conversation What we’re doing is expanding
the breadth of the conversation
helping students understand the breadth of the conversation
helping students understand
that in many cases you can get helping students understand
that in many cases you can get
a 2 year degree and with that that in many cases you can get
a 2 year degree and with that
degree get a job a 2 year degree and with that
degree get a job
that pace, 60 $70,000 a year degree get a job
that pace, 60 $70,000 a year
and they don’t often hear that that pace, 60 $70,000 a year
and they don’t often hear that
message and then they don’t and they don’t often hear that
message and then they don’t
know necessarily what those message and then they don’t
know necessarily what those
jobs are and what the skills know necessarily what those
jobs are and what the skills
are that are required to fill jobs are and what the skills
are that are required to fill
them. So what we’re doing at are that are required to fill
them. So what we’re doing at
the conference is we’re going them. So what we’re doing at
the conference is we’re going
to have I’m obviously colleges the conference is we’re going
to have I’m obviously colleges
will be there. But we’re also to have I’m obviously colleges
will be there. But we’re also
having employers there will be there. But we’re also
having employers there
and we have an entire panel having employers there
and we have an entire panel
where we’ve got industry and we have an entire panel
where we’ve got industry
representatives we have BMW we where we’ve got industry
representatives we have BMW we
have Texas children’s we have a representatives we have BMW we
have Texas children’s we have a
GB on have Texas children’s we have a
GB on
this panel talking about the GB on
this panel talking about the
breadth of opportunities that this panel talking about the
breadth of opportunities that
are available with in those breadth of opportunities that
are available with in those
careers. You think HB you know are available with in those
careers. You think HB you know
obviously you know it’s the careers. You think HB you know
obviously you know it’s the
stuff when you go to the obviously you know it’s the
stuff when you go to the
grocery store it. It’s stuff when you go to the
grocery store it. It’s
obviously a huge corporations grocery store it. It’s
obviously a huge corporations
are there so many obviously a huge corporations
are there so many
jobs available. Multiple are there so many
jobs available. Multiple
streams or or or silos with in jobs available. Multiple
streams or or or silos with in
that one industry the kids streams or or or silos with in
that one industry the kids
don’t know about right so it’s that one industry the kids
don’t know about right so it’s
really about helping them don’t know about right so it’s
really about helping them
connect the dots make a plan really about helping them
connect the dots make a plan
and understand how connect the dots make a plan
and understand how
they can have a fulfilling and understand how
they can have a fulfilling
career that pays well if you they can have a fulfilling
career that pays well if you
could just get a little bit career that pays well if you
could just get a little bit
more passion about this so we could just get a little bit
more passion about this so we
can get out. more passion about this so we
can get out.
In doing this is 28 years for can get out.
In doing this is 28 years for
the Linda well scholarship fund In doing this is 28 years for
the Linda well scholarship fund
which you started because you the Linda well scholarship fund
which you started because you
saw kids too. which you started because you
saw kids too.
>>May be missing out on saw kids too.
>>May be missing out on
scholarships because of>>May be missing out on
scholarships because of
whatever but now they do these scholarships because of
whatever but now they do these
kids report a little whatever but now they do these
kids report a little
bit lower. kids report a little
bit lower.
>>Intel, yes, so that the bit lower.
>>Intel, yes, so that the
mission is really to give>>Intel, yes, so that the
mission is really to give
scholarships and guidance to mission is really to give
scholarships and guidance to
students who may have. scholarships and guidance to
students who may have.
>>Average grades because of students who may have.
>>Average grades because of
circumstances that they were>>Average grades because of
circumstances that they were
born into rights they have no circumstances that they were
born into rights they have no
control over how what they were born into rights they have no
control over how what they were
born into sometimes they might control over how what they were
born into sometimes they might
have to work, born into sometimes they might
have to work,
sometimes they might have a have to work,
sometimes they might have a
parent in in prison or on drugs sometimes they might have a
parent in in prison or on drugs
or you know just life gets in parent in in prison or on drugs
or you know just life gets in
the way and it prevents them or you know just life gets in
the way and it prevents them
from having to or being able to the way and it prevents them
from having to or being able to
give all of their time and from having to or being able to
give all of their time and
attention to academics but give all of their time and
attention to academics but
they’re smart and they deserve attention to academics but
they’re smart and they deserve
an opportunity so and I I just they’re smart and they deserve
an opportunity so and I I just
I get swell with pride is that an opportunity so and I I just
I get swell with pride is that
just beat my chest on I get swell with pride is that
just beat my chest on
your behalf, 85% of your just beat my chest on
your behalf, 85% of your
kids graduate college million your behalf, 85% of your
kids graduate college million
you raise yeah well a little kids graduate college million
you raise yeah well a little
more than were probably up to you raise yeah well a little
more than were probably up to
4 million yeah about 4.3 or 4. more than were probably up to
4 million yeah about 4.3 or 4.
>>And what I’m most proud of 4 million yeah about 4.3 or 4.
>>And what I’m most proud of
is that we now have 5 of our>>And what I’m most proud of
is that we now have 5 of our
former scholars to whom we gave is that we now have 5 of our
former scholars to whom we gave
scholarships are now on our former scholars to whom we gave
scholarships are now on our
board of Not only this but one scholarships are now on our
board of Not only this but one
of the things that’s really board of Not only this but one
of the things that’s really
unique about your organization of the things that’s really
unique about your organization
is that the kids who are low unique about your organization
is that the kids who are low
rail scholars. is that the kids who are low
rail scholars.
>>Come back rail scholars.
>>Come back
and they mentor other kids who>>Come back
and they mentor other kids who
are coming to was is this case and they mentor other kids who
are coming to was is this case
is true, I mean we’re we’re are coming to was is this case
is true, I mean we’re we’re
laying the groundwork now to be is true, I mean we’re we’re
laying the groundwork now to be
able to hand over the laying the groundwork now to be
able to hand over the
organization to the students able to hand over the
organization to the students
that we’ve been helping all organization to the students
that we’ve been helping all
these years and this kind of that we’ve been helping all
these years and this kind of
stuff and has no debt I mean these years and this kind of
stuff and has no debt I mean
you guys you would you just stuff and has no debt I mean
you guys you would you just
going to say look we know he’s you guys you would you just
going to say look we know he’s
in memory every scholarship going to say look we know he’s
in memory every scholarship
that we have ever awarded is in memory every scholarship
that we have ever awarded is
fully funded and the money’s in that we have ever awarded is
fully funded and the money’s in
the bank. fully funded and the money’s in
the bank.
CNN we don’t give what we don’t the bank.
CNN we don’t give what we don’t
have so CNN we don’t give what we don’t
have so
that’s why the amount is have so
that’s why the amount is
different from year to year that’s why the amount is
different from year to year
depends on what our fundraising different from year to year
depends on what our fundraising
is directly with this depends on what our fundraising
is directly with this
partnership, but the greater is directly with this
partnership, but the greater
Houston partnership has got to partnership, but the greater
Houston partnership has got to
help in all categories not only Houston partnership has got to
help in all categories not only
for the amount of money you can help in all categories not only
for the amount of money you can
get in but how many kids you for the amount of money you can
get in but how many kids you
can tell I’m excited to see get in but how many kids you
can tell I’m excited to see
where this partnership is going can tell I’m excited to see
where this partnership is going
to go I really am so we’re just where this partnership is going
to go I really am so we’re just
at the very beginning of it to go I really am so we’re just
at the very beginning of it
this this is our first big at the very beginning of it
this this is our first big
conference together um and ah this this is our first big
conference together um and ah
it’s just it’s exciting for for conference together um and ah
it’s just it’s exciting for for
Houston and it’s exciting it’s just it’s exciting for for
Houston and it’s exciting
our young people um that hey I Houston and it’s exciting
our young people um that hey I
love you. Yeah talk about this our young people um that hey I
love you. Yeah talk about this
event is coming up this coming love you. Yeah talk about this
event is coming up this coming
Saturday 08:00AM to 04:00PM at event is coming up this coming
Saturday 08:00AM to 04:00PM at
this Saturday Saturday 21th Saturday 08:00AM to 04:00PM at
this Saturday Saturday 21th
right friends out of 08:00AM to this Saturday Saturday 21th
right friends out of 08:00AM to
04:00PM her so it’s free it’s right friends out of 08:00AM to
04:00PM her so it’s free it’s
free high school students and 04:00PM her so it’s free it’s
free high school students and
parents, it’s free to have to free high school students and
parents, it’s free to have to
register. parents, it’s free to have to
register.
>>That’s good because space register.
>>That’s good because space
available. Yes and the best>>That’s good because space
available. Yes and the best
place to go is Linda rolled out available. Yes and the best
place to go is Linda rolled out
or technical find all the place to go is Linda rolled out
or technical find all the
information you need. or technical find all the
information you need.
>>Go through that find outsmart information you need.
>>Go through that find outsmart
of college and career>>Go through that find outsmart
of college and career
conference. Thank you for your of college and career
conference. Thank you for your
amazing, you know when when you conference. Thank you for your
amazing, you know when when you
get to the pearly Gates a

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