When I saw Nancy Berk's tweet:
@nancyberk: Caution: Proud/obnoxious mother. College bound son in Family Circle.http://bit.ly/HunterBerkCBC
I just had to click on the link. Why was her son in Family Circle magazine? Why was being college-bound news? There over 3 million high school seniors who may be college hopefuls. Turns out, Hunter Berk came up with an idea to lend a leg up to other high schoolers who would like to be college-bound but may be limited by access to the right resources. Here's Hunter's story:
Sure, college is expensive. But test prep materials are, too. So Hunter Berk, 18, started a nonprofit to distribute testing books and flashcards to future classes of higher-education hopefuls.
By Krista Meyerhoff
Hunter Berk sits in his basement knee-deep in college prep books—essay writing guides, AP flashcards, SAT prep manuals, and college directories. He sorts them based on their condition (some have been written in but most have not) and packs everything up in his car to drop off at Fox Chapel Area Senior High School. Hunter's efforts are part of College Bound Collection (CBC), a program he founded in June 2009 to distribute free college prep materials to those in need.
Continue reading @FamilyCircle: http://www.familycircle.com/family-fun/volunteering/college-bound-collection/