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Dana How Scholars

The CA offers Penn students the opportunity to enter into meaningful relationships with neighboring high school students at Upward Bound, a federally-funded college preparatory program, through an initiative known as Dana How Scholars.

The program honors our late executive director, Dana How, and his commitment to community work. It is designed to provide a forum for Penn students to engage with local high school students and propel them towards true leadership and college-readiness. At the same time, the program allows the mentors themselves the chance to develop as emotionally-intelligent leaders, by giving them chances to think critically about their own identities and to translate their values into action.

The Dana How Scholars mentoring program is a partnership with Upward Bound, the Christian Association and the Dana How Social Services Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation.