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.

Congratulations to the summer 2017 class of Passport Scholars:

Sophia Albarakat, CSAS
University of Rochester Pre-College Summer Program

Kelly Chilcote, Red Bank
Green Mountain College Vermont Summer Academy

Sarah Chong, East Hamilton
University of Rochester Pre-College Summer Program

Porsha Farmer, Brainerd
Blueprint Signature Summer Programs University of Connecticut

Avianna Harris, Red Bank
University of Rochester Pre-College Summer Program

Brianna Howard, CGLA
Green Mountain College Vermont Summer Academy

Yhara Mendoza, CGLA
Smith College Pre-College Summer Programs

Nineth Reynoso, Howard School
Blueprint Signature Summer Programs University of Georgia

Laila Smith, Howard School
The Putney School Summer Arts

Kadijah Tinker, Lookout Valley
The Putney School Summer Arts

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