Martin Luther King Jr. Early College High School
Future Center: Room 141
Advisor: Jasmine Rainey
Last year’s graduating class at Martin Luther King Junior college was collectively offered more than $1.7 million in college scholarships thanks in part to the assistance they received from College Advisor Jasmine Rainey, who operates the Denver Scholarship Foundation’s Future Center in Room 237A.
Jasmine is proud that 100 percent of last year’s senior class graduated, and 86 percent of them were accepted to at least one college.
Jasmine was born and raised in Denver, Colorado where she attended George Washington High School. She stayed in state for college when she knew she would be receiving the DSF scholarship herself and went to Colorado State University where she graduated in 2011 with a degree in Journalism and Technical Communications.
She developed her passion for working with students when she worked at Kaleidoscope Corner, a Denver Public Schools after-school program that provided tutoring and an outlet for students ages 6 to 14. She could relate to the kids that had come from a disadvantaged background and influenced her to make a difference and be a positive role model for the students.
Her first job out of college was with Denver Scholarship Foundation where she worked as an advisor with the TRIO Educational Talent Search program that helped low income, first generation students.
Jasmine feels great to repay the generosity of Denver Scholarship Foundation to other students and defines the act of paying it forward.
Jasmines holds her personal value of relationships close to her because she believes in having a strong relationship with all her students and taking the time to listen to them. She wants her students voices to be heard and value their knowledge to help them get ahold of their future. She believes that this is what Denver Scholarship Foundation is all about because they lift students up to succeed.