Educational Justice Founder Moshe Ohayon Works to Close the Gap

Moshe Ohayon of Louisville, KY, founded Educational Justice in 2010 after working with bright, but low-income students who felt that college was not an option for them. Ohayon discovered that students from less well-off areas in Louisville had significant learning gaps that kept them at a disadvantage when it came to advanced classes and college entrance exams. A nonprofit organization, Educational Justice’s mission is to provide supplemental academic tutoring and training to enable underserved students to succeed in high school, achieve higher standardized test scores, and gain acceptance to college. Program participants have repeatedly boosted their ACT scores by as much as 10 points and have collectively earned over $215,000 in college scholarships.

Burning the midnight oil.

I am so proud of my cousin who will soon be finishing his doctorate degree. He is currently a professor in a prestigious university here in the country and with the work he’s doing for school, being a professor and student, you’d think he will become grouchy due to exhaustion. But you know what? He’s remained positive, cheerful, and full of life! He now wears progressive lenses and is always burning the midnight oil.

I wish I had the same determination when I was younger. I wanted to become a lawyer but got sidetracked due to family obligations. I can probably still pursue my dreams but I feel I am too old to start now.

Oh, well. Such is life. You take whatever it gives you and accept that some things are not meant to be.

Extra energy needed.

Since I have been doing freelance work, I learned that whenever I lack sleep for days, I get weak and I get sick. In fact, December and January are months when I find myself down with the flu. A concerned friend of mine told me to check and see if it will help me with the extra energy I need.

I need to work doubly hard not only for myself but also for my family. And I cannot be sick because if I get weak, even just that, work gets interrupted. I do hope this year will be a healthy one for me.