We are pleased to be working with HighSight and its students again this year. Diamond, a junior with a 3.6 grade point average at a highly competitive high school, will be travelling to Costa Rica this summer to experience the language and culture of a new country and to engage in service projects in a community she will call home for 30 days.
HighSight’s mission is to provide academic and social support to Chicago high school students. HighSight provides scholarships, tutoring and mentoring to enable its students to attend and succeed at the high school of their choice. HighSight, like Farther Foundation, also believes in giving its students the opportunity for personal development by participating in unique educational travel programs.
At the celebration dinner we had the pleasure of meeting and hearing from the 29 students in the graduating class. As each student reminisced about their key moments and awakening experiences at HighSight, many thanked their own families and made special mention of their family of tutors, mentors and supporters at HighSight. But especially meaningful to us at Farther Foundation, was that many were particularly grateful for the opportunity they had to step into new worlds, new activities and new relationships through their summer travel programs.
All of the 29 seniors we met that night are going on to higher education. Twenty-seven of the 29 are going to four year colleges, several to highly selective and competitive institutions such as Pomona College, Carleton College and Notre Dame.
Farther Foundation partners with organizations like HighSight so that we can work with students who are well supported and prepared to take advantage of rare and unique opportunities. We list on our website many Chicago area schools and organizations that are supporting hard-working and well-deserving students every day. If you are not among those listed, we are happy to visit with you to learn more about your programs.
Farther Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization providing scholarships to low-income students to inspire them to reach their highest aspirations through educational travel experiences. http://www.fartherfoundation.org.