Our Vision

At Against the Odds, we believe in that everyone deserves access to the resources they need to succeed. With your help, we see a future in which everyone has a chance to attend college of their dreams.

 

 

Our Story

As a group of High School students, we have seen first hand the disadvantages faced by underprivileged children and we understand the harsh reality of education faced by them. Limited resources and poor support make it almost impossible for such students to succeed. While the world is advancing, how can we let the brilliant minds of tomorrow lay idle? When we were creating ATO we envisioned an opportunity to open doors for these disadvantaged youth by arming them with knowledge and key career counseling, and in the process establishing a network of peers who can share their stories and their own personal successes with each other. As we are preparing for college ourselves, we are realizing how hard it can be to get into a good school with ample resources, let alone without many.

Meet the Team

Meer Patel

I am a student at the Middlesex County Academy for Allied Health and Biomedical Sciences. Throughout my life, I have had a strong passion for helping others, and it is this passion that has lead me to found this organization, and lead clubs such as Stand Up 2 Cancer in my school.

Sanjit Menon

I am a student at the Middlesex County Academy for Allied Health and Biomedical Sciences. Some of my interests include medicine, music, sports, and participating in clubs such as Model UN and Stand Up 2 Cancer.

Yash Patel

I am a student at the Middlesex County Academy for Allied Health and Biomedical Science. Ever since childhood, I have always wanted to help people which is why I decided to pursue medicine. It’s that same motivation that pushed me into creating ATO.

Nikhil Azhagiri

I am a student at the Middlesex County Academy for Allied Health and Biomedical Science. Throughout my life, many of my interests have changed but one constant has been my ambition to have an impact on the world. This ambition has lead me to pursue medicine, participate in clubs like Model UN, and ultimately create ATO.

Sathya Rameshkumar

I am currently a sophomore in Middlesex County Academy for Allied Health and Biomedical Sciences. Some of my interests include medicine, soccer, art, and volunteering in hospitals