Support the First in the Family Humanist Scholarship Fund

Tagged: activism / humanism / LA / local groups / Sikivu Hutchinson

In 2013, Black Skeptics Los Angeles (BSLA) spearheaded its First in the Family Humanist Scholarship initiative which focuses on providing resources to undocumented, foster care, homeless and LGBTQ youth who will be the first in their families to go to college. Over the past four years, BSLA has provided support to budding young leaders, scholars and activists in Los Angeles and across the nation who are making a progressive impact on their communities.

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 students with scholarships to assist with their books, tuition, housing and other living expenses. Over the past few 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.

There are two ways to help:
  1. Contribute – even small contributions raise the campaign's popularity and give it more visibility on the site.
  2. Post to Facebook – in the end, the more people hear about this campaign, the more likely it is to meet its target.

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