Each summer, eager and deserving students travel across the country and around the world with the support of Farther Foundation scholarships. They participate in programs where they are immersed in new cultures, learn and develop skills, provide community service, cultivate leadership potential and attain personal growth.
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.
One of our goals for the New Year at Farther Foundation is to expand the listings in our online TRAVEL 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.
First Lady, Michelle Obama, spoke recently to a group of business leaders in Chicago making the poignant case for investing in greater opportunities for all of our youth. She spoke of the tragic shooting of Hadiya Pendelton and reflected on how easily Hadiya’s story could have been her story.