Scholarship Committee Member
Giovanni Mentor was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and moved here to the United States when he was six years old and lived in Homestead, Florida. Mr. Mentor is a leading example of what can be produced when one is ambitious and determined. Having to overcome documentation complications that threaten his stay in the United States, Giovanni’s relentless attitudes and determination made him the very first member of this family to graduate at a collegiate level. With much support from family, friends, and College Summit; Giovanni Mentor was able to attend St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens, FL. Giovanni Mentor received his Bachelors in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology and obtained certification in Homeland Security and Terrorism.
While attending St. Thomas University, Giovanni Mentor not only excelled academically, but also as a student leader. Mr. Mentor became the President of his Haitian Student Organization and ultimately became the Student Body President of the Student Government Association. Giovanni served as the student representative for the Board of Trustees, and represented his university as an admissions ambassador. Off campus, Giovanni was a member of People Acting in Community Together, the Miami Gardens Citizens and Police Engagement Group, and a Teen-Upward Bound volunteer. Recently Mr. Mentor has been selected for a prestigious internship in Washington, D.C. In our nation’s capital Mr. Mentor is a representative of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation where he has the privilege of working in the Office of Representative Bobby L. Rush of Illinois (IL-1). In addition to that Mr. Mentor was also selected to serve a two-year term as an At-Large Representative on the inaugural National Alumni Council for College Summit.