I grew up learning all people are equal regardless of genetics or circumstance, a doctrine easy to take advantage of if one never experiences otherwise. Up until I began traveling abroad, I never fully understood what a remarkable community I came from…Though I began in Lesotho simply as part of a work team, I took it upon myself to help the girls’ confidence and teach the boys to give the respect everyone deserved. By the time I left the girls were more open, assertive, and self-assured than I ever thought possible in such a short time.
Kyle Kercher Wunderlin 2011 Scholar Mercer Island High School
High School Activities and Volunteer Work:
Helped set up a school in Lesotho, Africa
Update: BA in Urban Planning and Sustainable Development from Huxley College, Western Washington University, with a minor in design and disaster risk reduction
Connect With Our Community
We walk beside our scholars throughout their journey to college graduation and beyond. Your belief in
our work and our scholars enriches our region, developing college graduates and leaders who reflect
the diversity of our communities and our world.