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Sunday June 23rd 2024

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“Poverty NOT a barrier to success.” Banyan in East Phillips produces college-bound scholars

“Poverty NOT a barrier to success.” Banyan in East Phillips produces college-bound scholars

by Lauretta Dawolo Towns, Community Coordinator There”'s a big reason to celebrate in East Phillips! Four high school seniors from the Banyan Community in South Minneapolis are going to college. So far, they have received a total of 16 college acceptance letters. The University of Minnesota, Yale University, Swarthmore, and Marquette University are just some of the colleges waiting to hear from these scholars. Although many Twin Cities students are preparing to enroll into college this fall, these students don”'t fit the conventional profile for success. Abby Mohammed, Seng Ye Xiong, Nathanael McNair, and Tyler Moore are graduating seniors at DeLaSalle High School through the Banyan”'s Higher Ground scholarship program. They”'ve made a commitment to their education and used the 4-year scholarship as a stepping stone to higher education. These students come from neighborhoods where low educational outcomes are commonplace. They were not expected to [...]

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