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Deadline: 11:59 PM November 2, 2021

Act Six is a leadership and scholarship program that connects local faith-based community affiliates with faith- and social justice-based colleges to equip emerging urban and community leaders to engage the college campus and their communities at home through a simple but powerful four-part strategy:

1. RECRUIT AND SELECT

Locally recruit and select diverse, multicultural cadres of a region’s most promising urban and community student leaders.

2. TRAIN AND PREPARE

Intensively train these groups of students in the year prior to college, equipping them to support each other, succeed academically and grow as service-minded leaders and agents of transformation.

3. SEND AND FUND

Send the teams together to select faith- and social justice-based colleges, providing full-tuition, full-need scholarships.

4. SUPPORT AND INSPIRE

Provide strong campus support, ongoing leadership development and vocational connections to inspire scholars to serve their home communities.

MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Every year Act Six in partnership with Pursue Scholars selects a cadre of 7 high school seniors from Chicago to receive full-tuition, full-need scholarships to Taylor University. Our cadre spends the 6 months prior to their freshman year at college completing intense training for college readiness, spends intentional time building strong friendships with each other and challenging each other to be agents of change. With the support of each other and Pursue’s Act Six Specialist, our students attend college with holistic support that is essential to their success over the following 4 years. Mentors, internships, care packages, campus visits, networking opportunities, community support, etc.

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