New Faces in Leadership
URBAN VENTURES ACT SIX SCHOLARSHIPS ARE CHANGING THE GAME FOR FIRST-GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS
Act Six is an urban leadership development and mentoring program administered in the Twin Cities by Urban Ventures. Act Six provides 25-35 full-tuition, full-need scholarships each year at four partner colleges. On March 14, family, friends, and community members gathered at the Colin Powell Leadership Center to celebrate the third group of 25+ Twin Cities’ Act Six Scholars.
“My hope and dream for my life is to become a high school English teacher because I’ve had no African-American male teachers and I feel like that’s something the black community really needs.” - Pierre
“Everyone who came to this celebration inspired me to never quit and keep on going until I reach my dreams. I want to... help others create their own success. I give glory to God for this blessing.” - David
“Mom and Dad, you have made unimaginable sacrifices for me to be able to be where I am today. I love you both so much! Thank you for always being there for me—for always pushing me to do my best.” - Kimberly