College and Career

One of the most important decisions our students will make is what to do after graduation.  Our College and Career Success work focuses on encouraging students to explore their options for post-secondary education, and provides them with support and access to tools to help them accomplish their goals.

Our Passport Scholars initiative helps high school girls set and achieve goals for their academic and life journeys. The girls enter the program with little exposure to the larger world, and after participating in a rigorous summer enrichment program they return more confident, capable and open-minded. With the opportunity to travel, meet new people and see new worlds, program participants are better equipped to make a difference in their own lives and communities. The summer experience lays a foundation upon which to build for college and for life.

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Congratulations to the summer 2016 class of Passport Scholars:

Amy Carranza, Hixson High
Attended Choate Volunteer Corps

Wendy Reynoso Diaz, Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy
Attended Colorado State University Pre-College Summer Program

Rania Faleh, East Ridge High
Attended IUP Summer Honors Program

Ka’Darrell Howell, Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy
Attended Colorado State University Pre-College Summer Program

Deondra Johnson, The Howard School
Attended Green Mountain College Vermont Summer Academy

Kedhejah McDaniel, Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences
Attended University of Rochester Pre-College Summer Program

Esmonae Mosley, East Hamilton High
Attended University of Rochester Pre-College Summer Program

Hadessah O’Neal, Ooltewah High
Attended Smith College Pre-College Summer Program

Frida Uwimana, Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy
Attended Smith College Pre-College Summer Program

EmiLee White,Sale Creek High
Attended Colorado State University Pre-College Summer Program

Daphne Penn is a shining example of the impact of Passport Scholars. The video below was shown during PEF’s 25th Anniversary luncheon in October 2014.

In addition to the summer programs, Passport Scholars helps  participating girls set and achieve long-term goals and offers one-on-one mentoring and college counseling.

Passport Scholars is a partnership between PEF, the Hamilton County Department of Education, and the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga with support from the Weldon F. Osborne Foundation and Kitty & Hacker Caldwell.

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For more information on Passport Scholars contact:

Stacy Lightfoot Vice President, College and Career Success

423.648.4443 • slightfoot@pefchattanooga.org