Kwesi Essilfie is getting ready to start his junior year at Cal State Northridge (CSUN), but he’s already preparing for what will be a very busy year ahead. He currently works as an ambassador for CSUN’s Building Connections for Success Program, which sends college students into high school classrooms to address questions and fears about going to college. This coming fall, he will add two more jobs to his busy schedule, serving as a Peer Mentor for 10 incoming freshman and a Career Peer Mentor, providing career guidance and support to approximately 15 CSUN freshmen and sophomores. And if that won’t keep him busy enough, he will serve as his fraternity’s rush chairman, ensuring that the fraternity recruits more kids like him! In his spare time, yes, there is some, Kwesi enjoys intramural volleyball and dodgeball and helping to promote events for Associated Students, CSUN’s primary advocate for students.
Kwesi has been helping others in one way or another for as long as he can remember. He often takes care of the young children at his church when their parents attend Sunday morning services and he found his way to HOLA as an intern before his senior year in high school. He soon became a favorite of the students and a part of the HOLA family. He is majoring in public health and plans to go to graduate school sometime in the future. He isn’t sure if he will pursue a career in public health or work towards a career as a college counselor. We know he’ll be successful whatever path he chooses. Kwesi is forever grateful to HOLA for the support he has received and because he will graduate from CSUN debt free!