One of the reasons that Farther Foundation supported students are having such great success – 100% rates of high school graduation and college enrollment – is that many of them also participate in programs that provide personal an academic mentoring.
We partner with many organizations in the Chicago area that provide a wide range of support programs including tutoring, after-school programs, college and financial aid application prep work and, of course, mentoring, and our community is lucky to have other individuals and organizations who do the same.
One such organization is Lawyers Lend-a-Hand to Youth. Its mission is to channel the legal community’s resources to promote best practice mentoring & tutoring programs in disadvantaged communities that foster consistent, long term bonds between adults and youth.
In its most recent newsletter, Lawyers Lend-a-Hand announced its latest round of grants to organizations that provide mentoring programs to at-risk youth. We were happy to see that some of the excellent organization that we regularly partner with received support. These include: LINK Unlimited, Christopher House, Horizons for Youth, and Midtown Educational Foundation.
At Farther Foundation, we insist that the students we award scholarships to partner with schools and organizations that provide them with extra-curricular enrichment and support programs. This sets them upon the right path, and then, the unique educational travel experience they get through the Farther Foundation takes them beyond a tipping point from which they never look back.
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.