Yasmine Arrington is a finalist for SUCCESS magazine’s “2024 Women of Influence”

February 29, 2024

“Every year, the SUCCESS Women of Influence awards shine an exciting spotlight on remarkable women who transcend boundaries, inspiring and transforming lives across diverse industries and communities. These women are the unsung heroes, the trailblazers who’ve left an indelible mark, both personally and professionally.

“In honor of Women’s History Month, we’d like to continue our celebration of inspiring women everywhere—those who are breaking barriers, giving back and making an impact in their daily lives.

“No matter what age or life stage, these women are true heroes and deserve a place to be honored. Their resilience, innovation and leadership inspire and challenge traditional norms. By championing these women and their achievements, we pave the way for future generations to thrive in an inclusive world where everyone, regardless of gender, can aspire to greatness. …

“Meet Our Finalists
Yasmine Arrington
Founder, Executive Director, ScholarCHIPS, Inc.

“When she was a junior in high school, Arrington founded the nonprofit ScholarCHIPS, an organization that provides college scholarships, mentoring, mental health support and a peer support network to children of incarcerated parents. To date, ScholarCHIPS has awarded more than $500,000 in college scholarships to 88 scholars, resulting in 40 college graduates to date. Through her work, Arrington is breaking cycles of incarceration and creating pathways to college education and careers for historically underserved communities.

“She is a 2023 CNN Hero, a 2022 Soros Justice Fellow and a 2019 JustLeadershipUSA Leading with Conviction Fellow Alumna. Arrington has been featured in TeenVogue, Essence, Black Enterprise, Forbes, The Washington Post, Baltimore Times and on the Black Girls Rock! Network for her community work with ScholarCHIPS. She’s received several awards, including the Washington Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40, the Peace First Prize, the Samuel Huntington Public Service Award and several others.”

The 2024 Women of Influence winners will be announced at the I-LEAD SUCCESS® Virtual Summit on March 12-13.

See all the finalists at SUCCESS.com.

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