April 5, 2016
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After School Matters is thrilled to announce that 27 of our teens have been selected as Posse Scholars!
Posse started in 1989 because of one student who said, “I never would have dropped out of college if I had my posse with me.” The Posse Foundation identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes. The Foundation extends to these students the opportunity to pursue personal and academic excellence by placing them in supportive, multicultural teams—Posses—of 10 students. The Foundation’s partner colleges and universities award Posse Scholars four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships.
Meet a few of the After School Matters teens who will begin their college journeys this fall as Posse Scholars!
Raamish S. participated in the After School Matters Green Star Bricolage program at the Broadway Armory for two program sessions. Through his program, Raamish helped to create and install the mural on the side of the Edgewater Whole Foods (6009 N. Broadway Avenue). He will attend Denison University this fall.
Jesse H. has been an After School Matters teen since 2012, spending five program sessions in the Junior Research Scientists program downtown. During his time with After School Matters, Jesse exhibited at the Annual Gala, demonstrating for guests what he learned in his STEM program. He will attend the University of Michigan this fall.
Jose B. has been in two different After School Matters programs, spending three years in the After School Matters Youth Advisory Council and one summer in the Mikva Challenge Teen Advisory Council. He will attend Oberlin College this fall.
WATCH: CBS-2 Chicago interviewed Jose in their coverage of the 2016 Posse Scholars. Hear what Jose had to say about the honor here.
Aida S. has participated in a number of advanced visual arts programs including the After School Matters Advanced Drawing and Painting program and the Drawing and Painting: Experimental Surfaces program, spending summer 2015 working in the After School Matters tent in Millennium Park. She will attend Trinity College in the fall.
Teen Scholar and College
Joshua A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jose B., Oberlin College
Evan B., Denison University
Julia C., Middlebury College
Juan G., Connecticut College
Anais G., Pomona College
Dina H., University of Michigan
Jesse H., University of Michigan
Jada J., Oberlin College
Nefertia J., University of Michigan
Roman M., DePauw University
Justin M., St. Olaf College
Fiona M., Denison University
Giana M., Trinity College
Haris P., DePauw University
Neve R., Trinity College
Jesus R., Cornell University
Maiquie S., Agnes Scott College
Lesly S., Middlebury College
Aida S., Trinity College
Brian S. Oberlin College
Lisette S., Agnes Scott College
Biana S.,, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Abigail T., Denison University
Netwin T., University of Michigan
Daisy T., St. Olaf College
DaQuan W., Oberlin College
After School Matters Program
Radio Control Racing Engineering
Youth Advisory Council, Mikva Challenge
Junior CyberNavigator Internship
GreenStar Movement Bricolage
Glass Mosaic Project
Sports37 @ Kelly
Junior Research Scientists
Spoken Word Academy @ Kelly Hall YMCA
Advanced Culinary Arts, La Causa Rec Sports
Sprouting Out Internship
After School Matters Dance Ensemble
Hi-Def Dance Ensemble
Lifeguard @ Taft
ComEd Youth Ambassadors
Musical Theater Experience
Wood Carving and Design
Advanced Drawing and Painting
GreenStar Bricolage @ Little Village
Arts, Technology and Social Justice
Erasermitt Design and Production Internship
Asian Culture Workshop
Careers Serving Immigrants and Minorities
Free Street Theater Performance Ensemble, HHW Vocal Arts Ensemble
If you know of another After School Matters teen who was accepted into the 2016 Posse Chicago cohort, please let us know here.