Through the Dana How Scholars program, the CA offers Penn students the opportunity to enter into meaningful relationships with West Philly high school students enrolled with Penn’s Upward Bound program, a federally-funded college preparatory program.
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.