George Washington High School
Future Center: Room 128
Advisor: Daylisha Reid
Daylisha Reid has great plans for her first year at the George Washington Future Center located in room 127. Last year the class of 2014 was offered over $6,000,000 scholarship dollars. Daylisha plans to help students add to this number. She also plans to grow and build on the past success at GW to help make college possible for more students.
Daylisha was born and raised in Jackson, Michigan. Day stayed in Michigan for college where she studied Psychology at Michigan State and graduated in 2011. After graduating she served in AmeriCorps for two years.
Daylisha has always been drawn to advising students. She previously worked at College Forward as a college completion counselor with first generation and low income students. She also worked as an Admissions counselor at University of Houston where she recruited high school seniors. Day was ready for a change of scenery from Houston and was attracted to Colorado and all it had to offer. Denver Scholarship Foundation’s mission and values sparked Day’s interest as she felt she had the skills and background to relate to helping students.
Her values of family, spirituality, purpose, growth and diversity correlate with Denver Scholarship’s main values of equity, innovation, learning and leadership. She loves the purpose of DSF because she can relate to 1st generation students, because she was one herself.
Day is happy to be at George Washington High School and loves the “One George” statement because she believes in an equal opportunity for every student and that college is possible for all. Day wants to give back to students and be a role model so students from a similar background as herself get to college and succeed in life.