o The Cole T. Ballay “Carpe Diem!!!” Foundation was initiated by the tragic passing of an optimistic and passionate youth. Like many young people, he made an unwise decision. Our belief is that passion tempered by knowledge forges wisdom. Our guiding principle is “Carpe diem with wisdom.” Our mission is to provide scholarship opportunities for passionate youth to attain their aspirations through advanced learning. Our educational mission extends to the larger community by disseminating timely and useful information concerning the maze of adolescent maturation.