2013 Annual Report2013 Annual Report now available

Farther Foundation is pleased to share our 2013 Annual Report.

In the Annual Report you will find:

  • A brief message from our board president
  • A list of our board of directors
  • A statement of our mission and vision
  • A statistical snapshot of our impact on the students we serve
  • Updates from some of our program alumni
  • Comments and photos from some of our 2013 scholar/travelers
  • Listings and links to our travel program providers and student referral partners
  • A summary of our financial activity for 2013
  • A listing of all of our supporters for who we are so very grateful.

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Farther Foundation and the students we serve depend on the tax deductible donations from people like you to make these life changing experiences possible.

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Summer Enrichment Program Directory for High School Students

One of our goals for the New Year at Farther Foundation is to expand the listings in our online DIRECTORY of summer enrichment programs. So far we have added about a dozen new organizations, bringing our total to more than 175 providers of summer programs across the country and around the world.

Our DIRECTORY lists organizations that offer programs designed for high school students to:

  • Immerse themselves in foreign languages and cultures around the world.
  • Challenge themselves academically and get a taste of college life on campuses across the country.
  • Learn about teamwork and leadership through outdoor adventure programs in spectacular settings.
  • Provide service to needy communities domestically and abroad.
  • Pursue specific areas of interest with students who share their passion in fine arts or sciences.

The DIRECTORY contains brief descriptions of each of the listed program providers along with contact information and links to their websites, Facebook pages, blogs, Twitter feeds and YouTube Channels. It is also searchable by a student’s area of interest, program area of focus or keyword.

Some of the programs Farther Foundation scholarship recipients participated on last summer include:

We encourage students, parents, guidance counselors and college advisers to use this resource to find programs that educate and inspire students, helping them to reach their highest potential.

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Summer learning narrows the achievement gap

At Farther Foundation we evaluate the success of our program in several ways. In the long-run, we believe the most telling statistics will be the high school graduation, college enrollment and college graduation rates of our program alumni. We are very pleased to report that 100% of our scholarship recipients have graduated high school, 95% have continued directly into college and all but one of those are currently enrolled. We look forward to seeing our first class of alumni graduate in 2014.

Another critical research finding that we recently saw reported by the National Summer Learning Association indicates that nearly two-thirds of the 9th grade achievement gap can be explained by unequal access to summer learning opportunities. So not only are the summer educational travel programs enabled by Farther Foundation inspirational to a student’s future goals and aspirations, they are foundational in preparing students to achieve every day in their ongoing education.

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Farther Foundation is a not-for-profit organization providing scholarships and support for economically disadvantaged students to participate in educational travel experiences that are significant and life changing.  Farther Foundation partners with schools and community organizations to identify students who demonstrate commitment to success through academic achievement, participation in support programs and a willingness to take a bold step beyond the familiar.