Support the First in the Family Humanist Scholarship Fund

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Support the Black Skeptics Los Angeles' fourth annual First in the Family Humanist Scholarship Fund campaign!

In 2013, Black Skeptics Los Angeles (BSLA), a 501c3 organization, spearheaded its First in the Family Humanist Scholarship initiative, which provides resources to undocumented, foster care, homeless and LGBTQ youth who will be the first in their families to go to college. Responding directly to the school-to-prison pipeline crisis in communities of color, BSLA is the first atheist organization to specifically address college pipelining for youth of color with an explicitly anti-racist multicultural emphasis.

The school-to-prison pipeline disproportionately pushes out and locks up African American and Latino youth, leaving many with criminal records and no possibility of “re-entry” to employment, housing or higher education. In many South Los Angeles schools fewer than 20% of high school seniors go on to four year colleges and universities.

With your support, BSLA will award four more students $1000 scholarships to assist with their books, tuition, housing and other living expenses. Over the past three years their scholars have gone on to UC Riverside, Cal State University Long Beach, Cal State University Monterey Bay, Babson College and El Camino College.

Go to the IndieGogo page to support the campaign!