62,000 Children
in foster care in CA.

ONLY 10% GO TO COLLEGE

Dr. Anissa McNeil is the Founder and Executive Director of the Unstoppable Awards.  She is a former foster youth who believes that education is the pathway to a sustainable life.  Dr. McNeil states that the experience of homelessness, foster care, and subsequent guardian care by her grandmother were events which formed her beliefs and desire to build an opportunity for foster youth to achieve their education goals and go on to live the lives they desire.  We want to help make then “unstoppable”!

Dr. Anissa McNeil - Executive Director
Isabella Jones

CATALYST
FOR THE UNSTOPPABLE AWARDS

The Unstoppable Awards began in 2015 after the passing of Dr. McNeil’s grandmother, Mrs. Isabella Jones.  The Unstoppable Awards were started in her loving memory. Dr. McNeil:  “My grandmother did not know much about formal education but she always encouraged me to continue my pursuit of education.  She would say ‘You can do it, Ain’t Nobody Stopping You!’”

OUR WORK

College/University

We provide scholarships for foster youth who are graduating high school to attend a college which they have ben accepted. We provide scholarships for foster youth to attend trade school and learn the skills needed for their desired profession.

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Trade Schools

We provide scholarships for foster youth to attend trade school and learn the skills needed for their desired profession.

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Unstoppable Angels

We provide an Unstoppable Angel Award to our scholarship recipients who attend college out of state. The Unstoppable Angel Award provides an escort to orientation and items needed for college move-in so that no one goes to college alone!

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