Posse identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who might otherwise be overlooked in the college admissions process, and places them in multicultural teams (“posses”) of ten that act as support systems on campus and beyond. It expands the pool from which top universities recruit students, helps create more inclusive campus environments, and ensures that scholars (an astonishing 90%) persist and graduate so they can take on leadership positions in our diverse nation. Fifty from the DC area are chosen annually and scholarships are awarded by partner institutions (Bucknell, Lafayette, Sewanee, URochester, UWisconsin-Madison). Pre-collegiate training prepares students for what lies ahead; an on-campus mentor tracks their progress; a career program offers counseling and workshops that lead to internships and jobs. Posse invests in the intelligence, talent, and dreams of young people. So can you.
Using its versatile, integrated digital platform, Posse has moved seamlessly to online programming.