National Summer Learning Day is Thursday, July 14. According to the National Summer Learning Association:
“Summer learning loss, the phenomenon where young people lose academic skills over the summer, is one of the most significant causes of the achievement gap between lower and higher income youth and one of the strongest contributors to the high school dropout rate. For many young people, the summer “opportunity gap” contributes to gaps in achievement, employment and college and career success.”
Farther Foundation provides resources and opportunities for students from low-income families to participate in educational travel programs across the country and around the world.
Right now, with the aid of Farther Foundation scholarships, 27 students are fanned out across the globe. Christopher is in Tanzania exploring the natural environment and learning about the native culture. Gabriella is providing community service in India. Enrique is studying with top students at Princeton, and Adrian attends a pre-college law program at Brown University.
The students we work with do not lack intelligence, ambition or motivation. What they lack are opportunities and resources. Given the opportunities, Farther Foundation students are achieving academically at far greater rates than their peers, and they are coming home to be role models and inspirations for their families, friends and classmates.
You can help. Farther Foundation and the students we serve depend on the tax deductible donations from people like you to make these life changing experiences possible. Visit our website to make a donation 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.