There’s an interesting article in The New York Times today entitled, “In Search of Standouts Who May Not Stand Out Enough.” It describes a program run by the Posse Foundation, in which talented urban students are selected and then groomed for attending colleges such as Brandeis, Bryn Mawr, Lafayette College, and Pomona. After going through a selection process which includes interviews and seeing how well they work with others, the chosen students are then grouped by the college they will attend, creating a “posse.” They bond before they get to college, and therefore help each other over the rough spots while they’re at college.

A creative way to help and support solid students who may not have made it to a selective college on their own.

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