From pink pencil to nonprofit: How a writing utensil ignited a passion for tutoring in our community
Sitting in study hall, we debated whether to take the next step with KFIVE tutoring, looking to colored pencils for guidance. Ultimately, the hope of helping the next generation unlock their full educational potential was enough to commit us to the responsibility.
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