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By Social Justice Learning Institute, 03/28/2022

Join the 2022 Urban Scholars Culmination Watch Party and Learn How You Can Support Our Youth

Since 2008, the Social Justice Learning Institute’s Urban Scholars program has been empowering youth of color to create bold solutions for helping the world they live within.

By tapping into four key areas—academic and career development, identity development, social justice youth leadership, social-emotional support—our scholars learn to build knowledge of self for personal transformation, develop social awareness of the world around them, and achieve academic success.

In fact, 87 percent of our Urban Scholars are admitted to college, and 100 percent either enroll in college, enlist in the military, or become gainfully employed.

To celebrate their hard work and momentous achievements, SJLI hosts an annual culmination event.

We invite you to join us in lifting up the Class of 2022 as they embark on a new journey. This hybrid event will be live-streamed on June 11, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at The Beehive in Los Angeles.

Watch the Class of 2021 Urban Scholars Culmination!

Last June, the graduating Class of 2021 was honored during a spectacular hybrid ceremony at the historical Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Scholars arrived with their closest loved ones and were gifted a box with their Urban Scholars class stole and a medal, which they wore on a red carpet to receive their graduation announcement, program certification, and family photo op.

More surprises lingered off the carpet—a pair of Jordan Concords, a class t-shirt with all of their names, catered lunch by Something Good 2 Eat, music, a victory line, and long-awaited brotherhood after coming off of pandemic lockdown.

There were even virtual appearances from Singer/Actress Vanessa Williams and Rapper/Songwriter D-Smoke.

Drop into a recap of the Class of 2021 Urban Scholars Culmination now by clicking the video below.

Become an Early Supporter

With just a few months left before our Urban Scholars seniors graduate high school and prepare for college, we are launching our annual scholarship campaign to raise $30,000 to help them cover the costs of tuition, books, housing, and transportation.

Celebrate and support the efforts of our 2022 Urban Scholars graduating class by participating in our scholarship campaign in these five ways:

  1. Donate to the Urban Scholars Fund
  2. Volunteer at the 2022 Urban Scholars Culmination
  3. Fundraise in support of the Urban Scholars Fund
  4. Spread the word on your social media channels
  5. Share this email with family, friends, colleagues, and community

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