Crystal Allen: Do Something With It

Jan 6, 2023 | Community Good News, Scholarship Stories

When Crystal Allen received a scholarship and attended her first workshop with the Highlights Foundation in 2005, she tried to thank Kent (our founder) when she met him.  He appreciated the sentiment, but was more concerned with how she’d use her scholarship from the Foundation to inspire kids.  He asked her simply to “Do something with it.”

And that she did.

Now she’s the author of more than seven books for children, and teaches on our faculty.  She paid it forward with a donation to our scholarship fund in 2019.

Crystal Allen hands Kent Brown a check for $1,100

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