Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Elizabeth Edwards Fellows Program Welcomes Its Second Cohort of Students!!!

The Elizabeth Edwards Foundation is proud to welcome a new cohort of high school sophomores into the Elizabeth Fellows Program.  These students will follow in the footsteps of last years eight original Elizabeth Fellows.  The Fellows will participate in mentoring with area college students, receive academic tutoring in courses where they are receiving less than a B average, and take part in service learning opportunities.   The Fellows will also research and learn to speak about issues they care about in their community.  At the end of the year, they will receive laptops to help them mature as scholars and advocates.

As Elizabeth Fellows in their junior year, students will explore their college options and receive support in the application process.  Fellows will receive SAT prep, attend college tours and workshops, and learn about scholarship and financial aid options.  They will also identify and research problems in their community and learn to advocate for the solutions.  At the end of the year, Fellows will travel to Washington D.C. to lobby their representatives for their cause. 

Though only in its second year of programming, we are determined to show our Fellows a vision where they can be successful in high school and college, and continue to excel and make a difference in the world at large.  As dedicated and passionate high school students, our Fellows have been and will continue to be instrumental in improving and enhancing the success of the program.