Farther Foundation got to do one of its favorite things this past Saturday when we visited Evanston Scholars and participated in a presentation and panel discussion with some great high school students and their mentors.
The topic was summer enrichment programs: what they are all about, how to find them, how to choose from among the many terrific options, how to navigate the application and financial aid process and, how to prepare yourself and your family for the process.
Evanston Scholars is doing some great things to support eager and deserving high school students who come from some challenging economic circumstances. I learned that the students had recently been away at a college campus visit, and before joining us for our presentation, had just completed hours of College entrance exam test prep. Some of the students shared with us remarkable results they had achieved in raising their practice test scores.
The students also impressed me with their quick, personal follow-up in the couple days since my presentation. I received several thoughtful email notes, including this one from Kyler:
Hi, my name is Kyler, I am one of the students that you met briefly during the Evanston Scholars presentation earlier today. I just wanted to thank you for all of the information you provided for us, it was a huge help! You told me so many things I had no idea about and it was definitely an extra push for me to get going on not only my plans for this summer, but it also got me thinking about how this summer will impact my future. Thank you so much once again, your efforts are extremely appreciated!
Another great moment came at the end of the presentation when one of the students checked her email and discovered that she had been accepted to the summer college program at Brown University. The world is full of possibilities for students from all backgrounds, and we are pleased and excited to help some very deserving students achieve their highest potential.
Evanston Scholars is one of many schools and organizations we partner with to support deserving students in the Chicago area. Learn about more on the Education Partners page of our website.
Farther Foundation was formed to help students break free from the constraints of poverty and gain experiences that propel them toward their highest aspirations. We provide opportunities for eager and deserving students to travel worldwide and interact with individuals who have diverse backgrounds and experiences. They participate in programs where they are immersed in new cultures and experiences, learn and develop skills, provide community service, cultivate leadership potential and attain personal growth.
You can help support students like these to have life changing educational experiences. Visit our website to learn more about our work and to make a tax deductible gift online.
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.