FANS (Furthering Achievement Through a Network of Support) is a college and career mentorship program for high school students, specifically working with students of color, recent immigrants, and other groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.
For more than 30 years, FANS has combined traditional academic tutoring and intensive personal mentorship to ensure that young people in the city of Minneapolis have the support they need to succeed in high school and higher education.
Upon completing the program and graduating from high school, students are eligible for a scholarship to help pay for their continuing education. FANS scholarships are funded entirely by contributions to the FANS Race, and 100% of contributions go directly to students to help cover books, tuition, and other expenses. These contributions have made college a reality for hundreds of young people throughout Minneapolis.
Here is what some of the FANS students have to say:
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