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.