Concentrate our efforts on education, build a network of support around every child & raise 25,000 for the FANS Scholarship Fund.

Minnesota has a distinction that none of us can be proud of: its education achievement gap is one of the worst in the nation. On so many levels—from economics to social justice—we can no longer afford to ignore the persistence of the achievement gap that has already laid claim to too many of our children and young people. It is time to confront this problem head-on, and programs like FANS, do just that. FANS prepares youth in 9th through 12th grade for college. Youth and staff work together to develop plans to achieve goals like delaying parenthood, resisting drugs, contributing to the community, and going to college. Youth are also given opportunities to find scholarships, prepare for the ACT/SAT tests, and look at career opportunities that align with college programs. Participating youth who fulfill the requirements are eligible to earn college scholarship money (through the FANS Scholarship Fund) upon graduating from high school. Working together as a community, we can change the high school graduation and college enrollment rates for urban core youth of color. Sending youth to college is achievable if we concentrate our efforts on education, and on building a network of support around every child. This year, our goal is to raise $25,000 for the FANS Scholarship Fund. Please help us reach our goal with your pledge. Every dollar you pledge will benefit the FANS Scholarship Fund. The investment you make is tax-deductible and has a visible impact on our participants and community. The future we build will be stronger because of your investment.

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