Seeds of Fortune Inc. Second Annual Telementor Fellowship with the The Lupoff/Stevens Family Office
Seeds of Fortune Inc. is a nonprofit EdTech platform allowing young women of color to garner college scholarships and grants, as well as teaching financial literacy and career development skills. Students have garnered $45 Million in college scholarships and grants.
The Seeds of Fortune Inc. Telementor Fellowship program provides undergraduate students a year long leadership development opportunity. Each fellow will receive a year Stipend supported by The Lupoff/Stevens Family Office. The Lupoff/Stevens Family Office is committed to achieving a just and sustainable world by inspiring, equipping, and activating emerging leaders. The Family’s investment mandate and policy objectives support social and climate equity and justice.
Telementor Fellows will have the ability to become highly-trained in college admission, financial literacy and digital education skill set. This is essential as education becomes more digital it will allow them to connect with students of color in new and imaginative ways.
Why provide students BIPOC Telementors?
In most states, there is a large and growing gap between the students of color and teachers of color ratio. Efforts to increase teacher diversity have led to marginal increases 12% to 17% over 3 decades. A decline in the percentage of BIPOC teachers in many large urban districts and the lower retention rates for teachers of color across the country.
Meet Our Fellows:
Telementor Fellow: Damilare Odekanmi
Babson College 26'
Damilare Odekanmi is currently enrolled at Babson College majoring in Business Administration while concentrating in Consulting and Real Estate. Dami has managed to start her own nail technician business and has helped beautify the community around her. On campus, she is a Diversity Leadership Scholar and is a part of the Black Student Union. Some of her passions include beauty, self-care and wellness. Her goals for the future are to become a well renowned nail educator along with opening a chain of nail salons. As a Seeds of Fortune Telementor, Dami hopes she can be a vital and accessible resource for young girls entering the college process and become a big sister for those in need.
Telementor Fellow: Araya Miller
Araya Miller is a rising sophomore at Yale University. She plans to study Ethics, Politics, and Economics (EP&E) with a Spanish Certificate. She has dived into various extracurricular activities in her first-year at Yale including the Yale College Council, the Yale Debate Association, Yale Votes, and the Black Student Alliance at Yale. In her free time she enjoys cooking, journaling, binge-watching TV shows, and learning new skills like skateboarding, crocheting, and ice skating (emphasis on learning). She is excited to be a part of the Seeds of Fortune team and be a telementor for the Yale Women in Economics program. She loves teaching younger generations and being a catalyst for the advancement of young women of color. She hopes to spread her knowledge and create long lasting bonds that will extend beyond the duration of the program!
Telementor Fellow: Eula Doele
Eula Doele is a rising sophomore enrolled at Yale University pursuing a bachelor's degree in
Urban Studies. On campus, she is involved with the Afro-American cultural center and is vice president of recruiting for BlackGen Capital at Yale. As a Seeds of Fortune Telementor, she is excited to cultivate a supportive community for ambitious young women of color to reach their highest
potential. She hopes to provide insight and empowerment to students as they complete
the rigorous college application and financial aid process. Beyond mentorship, Eula
enjoys traveling, attending concerts, trail running and reading.