Attorney Wants To Help Youth Overcome Life Setbacks And Mental Obstacles For Academic Success

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Houston attorney founded a nonprofit that focuses on helping youth to overcome roadblocks to their success

Success is persisting through failure.

Persistence is The Key!, is a nonprofit organization that attorney Venisha Arnold got the idea to start after speaking with a group of high school seniors about the importance of education.

"I had three students approach me and tell me that I inspired them to go to law school, one student told me he was very concerned about his reading comprehension skills and he thought that would stop him from getting into law school, my advice to that young man was if he persisted and did what he needed to do to improve his reading skills he could attend law school, but that might mean having the discipline to meet with a tutor daily if needed or missing out on social activities with his friends" Arnold said.

Persistence is The Key!, focuses on promoting high academic achievement for students of all educational levels from all socioeconomic backgrounds. Individuals such as the young man Arnold spoke of are the types of students the organization wants to assist in overcoming mental roadblocks, setbacks and obstacles in life by persisting on with their educational goals. The solution that the organization provides is by connecting students with a long-term mentor that would keep track of the students’ academic success post-high school until the students ultimately attain their educational goal. Arnold further stated "Our mentors will be here for the long haul to make sure they succeed".

Arnold said persistence applies to her life after dealing with the death of her lawyer father and persisting on with her life goals which included becoming an attorney, she graduated from the same law school that her father graduated from. She sums it all up by saying "You can do anything you want in life, success is persisting through failure, persistence is everything".

If you would like to know more about students at your school or youth-based organization becoming mentees with Persistence is The Key or to become a mentor please visit

Venisha Arnold is an attorney in Houston, Texas. Her professional background includes work in law, media and public policy. Prior to starting her legal career Venisha who also has a journalism degree has worked for media companies such as ESPN, Fox Sports Net, CBS Radio, ABC 13 and franchises in the NBA and NFL. She is also a freelance publicist/journalist through her media firm Arnold Communications. For more information about Venisha visit

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