This year Farther Foundation will award grants that assist 16 deserving high school students to travel to 9 countries on 6 different continents and participate in significant and potentially life changing educational enrichment programs. Maybe Antarctica is a little too cold to contemplate in the midst of a Chicago winter when most of our travel scholars are researching their programs and submitting their applications, but given their aspiration to learn and eagerness for opportunity I won’t be surprised to see an Antarctic application sometime soon.
When our students depart on these programs, they are truly grateful and believe they are setting out on a once in a lifetime experience. By the time they return they realize that this is just the beginning and they are inspired and driven to shape the experience of their own lives.
We will be sharing stories of our student travelers in more detail as the year goes on, but here now is a brief rundown of their destinations and programs for this year:
Justice is becoming a student leader with Project Exploration and participating in a paleontological dig in South Dakota.
Myles will attend a summer session at Northfield Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts and study with elite students from around the country and the world.
Nora will engage in scientific research and classes at Carleton College in Minnesota, one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.
Jazmin will be a part of the Junior Statesman program at Princeton University.
Dexavier will learn leadership and documentary arts while experiencing wilderness adventure in the Pacific Northwest with OpenRoads.
Chandrea will travel with The Experiment in International Living to Mexico to experience the culture and serve local communities.
Angelicca will travel with AFS to Thailand to experience the culture and participate in community service.
Michell will travel with The Experiment in International Living to Korea to experience the culture and participate in community service.
Abby will travel to Israel with Echad al Echad on an exploration of Jewish heritage.
Dolores will travel with The Experiment in International Living to Brazil to experience the culture and participate in community service.
Gabriel will travel with AFS to France to experience the culture and intensively study the French language.
Andrew will be in Uganda with YMEN studying culture and providing community service.
Ulises will travel with AFS to New Zealand to work in the local community and experience outdoor adventure.
On the Water
Three students and one faculty member from John Hope College Prep High School will begin a three summer long adventure in learning that starts this year sailing a tall ship and experiencing leadership training with the Global Youth Leadership Institute.
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.