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Commit to creating college opportunities for Latinx students

With your committed, steady support, Scholars Latino Initiative (SLI) creates college opportunities for Latino/x high school students through unique programs in Harrisonburg, Richmond, and Winchester, Virginia. SLI helps its talented, aspiring, and determined scholars as they prepare for and apply to college, secure financial aid or additional funding, and anticipate college life.

By collaborating with university faculty and high school teachers, SLI offers opportunities such as rigorous academic challenge, leadership development, and supportive mentorships. SLI’s dual enrollment tuition assistance, computer awards, and college scholarships further empower its scholars as they pursue a college degree.

At age 11 Angela left her mother in El Salvador to come to the United States to live with her dad, whom she didn't know. She also didn't know English, but wanted to prove what she was capable of. With support from her dad, SLI, and her SLI mentor Annika, Angela learned – and proved – a lot: She is now earning a four-year university degree in media and communications.

"SLI has changed my life tremendously and has provided me with help in many ways," she said. "I thought I was unable to go to college ... but when I had the opportunity to join SLI, I saw doors open my way."

Thank you for supporting SLI scholars like Angela!