MISSION AND PROGRAM
Greenhouse Scholars identifies a new generation of community leaders who are extraordinary but under-resourced college students, and inspires, supports, and drives them to change the trajectory of their careers, their families, and broader global communities—forever.
Our rigorous application and interview process enables us to select high school seniors who demonstrate our core values of leadership, community, accountability, and relentlessness. Our comprehensive Whole Person© program supports them throughout their college experience and includes: one-on-one mentorship, professional networking, peer support, internships, leadership training, an annual Summer Symposium, skills modules, community service, and financial support.
Our program has an immediate impact on the lives of low-income college students and is creating lasting change as we realize our vision of creating a community of leaders who will evolve the communities of the world. We are, they are, catalysts for lasting change.
To learn more about our program and results, visit www.greenhousescholars.org.
UNDER RESOURCED BACKGROUNDS
- 36% of Scholars' families live below the poverty line
- $32,385 median household income
- The majority have overcome poverty, violence, homelessness, hunger, or severe family circumstances
- 73% are the first in their family to attend college
Greenhouse Scholars has served more than 200 Scholars and demonstrably impacted thousands of low income young people and hundreds of low income communities.
HIGH PERFORMING LEADERS
- 90% of Scholars graduate high school in the top 10% of their class
- Scholars' college GPAs are 30% higher than the national average
- 80% of Scholars lead an organization on campus
- The college graduation rate of Greenhouse Scholars' is 9 times higher than their peers
- 80% of Scholars' are employed with jobs in their career path, compared with only 30% of graduates nationally
- Our Scholars' average starting salary is almost double the income of their families
COMMUNITY CHANGE AGENTS
- 15 new distinct non-profit organizations have been founded by our Scholars
- Our Scholars have mentored over 11,000 middle and high school students
- 70% of Scholars with younger siblings have been a primary influence on them to attend college
- We have funded and supported Scholars in initiating and building 147 community impact projects around the globe including in Ethiopia, Liberia, Peru, Chile, Belize, Malta, Illinois, New York, and Colorado
We are creating a huge leverage by working with a small group of relentless leaders and role models who are motivating others like them to follow in their footsteps.