Expand student access to proven college preparation

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Your support gives the gift of college to talented students of color

The National Scholars Program is a virtual after-school program that prepares African American and other high school students of color for college success in a supportive, “family” environment.

Our research-based curriculum is focused on the skills and habits of mind indicated by research to be critical for academic and career success, including:

  • Communication and self-presentation
  • Time management and goal-setting
  • Critical thinking, self-confidence and perseverance
  • Courageous leadership
  • Global citizenship

Program Components

  • Carefully selected teachers
  • Intentional and creative virtual community for teachers and Scholars
  • 2-hour discussion-based after-school sessions held twice per week
  • Opportunity for students to expand their horizons through friendships across schools and geographies (currently available in Central and Eastern time zones)

We are deeply experienced with remote learning.

  • For 16 years, our former Associate Scholars Program guided more than 1,300 students in 34 states to college acceptance though direct mail.
  • Our National Scholars Program successfully engaged students from 5 states during the first year.
  • Our School-Based Scholars Program has achieved inspiring results since 2003:
    • 100% of our graduating Scholars have earned acceptance to at least one college
    • 90% have enrolled in college

Your support puts more students of color on the path to college. All gifts are doubled through a generous match from the Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation.