"If everybody could go through this program … everybody would be as successful as they could be. Their potential would be met," Nikki says.
Nikki uses Pay It Forward Challenge money to award $500 scholarships to Rachel and Ernest, students in the program. "The recipients were shocked, surprised and extremely grateful," Nikki says. "They couldn't believe that someone would do this for them."
Inspired by the response, Nikki plans to continue giving scholarships each year. "Though this is a small amount of money in terms of the total tuition bill, I could see that it made a huge impact on their lives. Seeing this touched me in a way that nothing else has," Nikki says.