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Review for Fund for Advancement of Minorities through Education (FAME), Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The FAME organization is a vital leader and staple in the academic lives of the minority scholars it serves. FAME provides not only financial assistance but also positive encouragement and scholastic support for its students. FAME staff creates a sense of belonging for both youth and their families in a professional and non-intimidating approach which allows the scholars to keep connected to each other and the organization. FAME also apprises youth of educational opportunities outside the consortium of member schools, which affords the youth chances to participate in extra-curricular activities that stimulate cultural as well as intellectual growth.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My son has been a FAME scholar for the past four years. Due mostly to his affiliation with FAME and the opportunities it allows, his intellectual and personal maturity has created a person who is a positive, productive force everywhere he goes. At least this is what I hear from teachers, other parents and administrators of other programs. We thank God for FAME because now the opportunities are endless.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

This oranization functions well as it is and requires little chnage. However... I would like to see the organization create a Parent Committee so that parents could be more involved. Maybe I should just volunteer, huh?

Role:  Client Served & I am a parent of a FAME scholar. .