Mission: Our mission is to ensure that hard-working teens have access to the resources they need to pursue their dreams.
Results: To date, 100% of our Fellows have graduated from high school, with 88% enrolling in college and almost all of them receiving financial aid. Our Fellows have earned over $2,000,000 in scholarships.
Target demographics: We target high-achieving high school students that do not have access to the resources they need to succeed.
Geographic areas served: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Programs: Community program - developed strong and close-knit community to engage parents and fellows in work of supporting each other through college process. Held monthly parents college seminars. Organized social events for more than 100 people, developed a "girls' group" in which 20 young women regularly came together and discussed their thoughts, ideas, and feelings. Organized a graduation for our seniors and engaged parents in the various community programs.
leadership program - helped high school students grow as leaders through regular check-ins and seminars. Provided weekly meals to students and used various program materials to lead students in weekly conversations about leadership, identity, and intellectual development. Additionally, launched a mentoring service-learning project with local middle school students, in which our 10th grade students mentored and supervised 6th graders on a weekly basis, through projects like gardening and making murals.
resources program - took 40 students on college tour in new orleans. Provided 1:1 college tutoring; supported fellows through application and scholarship process; and paid various act registration, score reporting, and college application fees. Our 17 seniors graduated from high school with more than $1 million in external scholarships (e. G. Gates millenium or through school), in addition to financial aid.