Ahnika Leroy’s Internship Story

Ahnika’s experience with instability and homelessness, coupled with the tremendous support of a Colorado Springs community that nurtured her during difficult times, created an insatiable drive to never give up. As part of the Greenhouse Scholars community, Ahnika has been inspired by Scholars, mentors, and other supporters to be a leader who engages and encourages younger, under-resourced students to pursue their dreams with tenacity.

In college, Ahnika is pursuing a career in economics so that she may create policies to address the inequities which have impacted her and countless others. Through Greenhouse Scholars’ Internship program, she earned positions working for longtime Greenhouse Scholars supporters, Jim Collins, author of Good to Great, and Zayo Group. From these experiences, Ahnika gained critical insights into excellence, leadership, problem solving and risk taking. Today, she is applying those lessons to her own personal and professional growth so that she may create the change she so deeply desires.


We rely on donations from you and other members of the Greenhouse Scholars community to support this program. Today, you can provide life-changing opportunities for deserving and high-performing students like Ahnika.

$10,000 – Sponsor a Scholar for one full year (like 8z Real Estate does for Ahnika)

$2,000 – Support a Scholar during an internship abroad

$1,000 – Allow a Scholar to accept an unpaid internship by covering living costs

$500 – Provide five Scholars with one-on-one coaching to find and make the most of internship opportunities

Any amount – Become a valued member of the Greenhouse Scholars community by supporting our Internship program

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