Lincoln Foundation

Lincoln Foundation has empowered youth to overcome adversity through education since its founding by Berea College in 1910. Their mission is to provide educational enrichment programs that develop and support youth in overcoming social and economic barriers to achievement. Lincoln Foundation provides a signature college readiness program: Whitney M. YOUNG Scholars®, which annually admits high-potential youth from under-resourced communities throughout the greater Louisville region. Students commit to participating in experiential Saturday morning and summer programs that prepare them academically, socially, and emotionally for high school graduation and the rigors of college.

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The Whitney M. Young Scholars Program® is Lincoln Foundation’s signature college readiness program annually admits high potential youth from under-resourced communities throughout the Louisville area. This program serves the needs of academically talented, socioeconomically disadvantaged students in grades eight through college, and the goal of is to empower students toward academic achievement and college graduation. Lincoln Foundation also assists Scholars and their families in identifying and obtaining financial aid for post-secondary education, and guidance/scholarship assistance continue throughout the Scholars’ college years. Scholars can receive scholarships each college semester as an incentive for continued academic achievement! Click here for more information.

Formerly known as Project BUILD, the Digital Transformation Academy from the Lincoln Foundation enhances students’ understanding of the various ways data and technology are transforming the modern business world. Designed for high school juniors and seniors, students learn multiple technology applications, including Google analytics and software applications. Participants in the program earn certification in Google Analytics. Click here for more information.



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