Meet the Curator!
NeeKKo (Instagram: @yourgirlneekko) is a host and entertainer with a purpose from Los Angeles, CA. She studied as an undergraduate at UC Santa Barbara and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Communications. As a first generation college graduate of her family, college was completely new for them, not to mention expensive. While attending college and facing debt, NeeKKo had always known that she wanted to provide annual opportunities for inner city students, like herself, to experience a higher education by providing financial assistance in aims to help eliminate their need for loans that have to be repaid and could cause them to be in debt post-graduation or even while still in school.
Why Is This Event Needed?
Over the years, we have seen an increase in people seeking higher education for opportunity and self-development. However, the high cost of tuition often discourages individuals who cannot afford to pay out of pocket, and sometimes financial aid is not enough. Many students have to take out loans to cover the remaining costs, which often leaves them with large debt amounts post-graduation.