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Apr 15 2014

Support the 2014 First in the Family Humanist Scholarship Fund

Last year, Black Skeptics Los Angeles (BSLA) spearheaded its First in the Family Humanist Scholarship initiative, which focuses on providing resources to undocumented, foster care, homeless and LGBTQ youth who will be the first in their families to go to college. Responding directly to the school-to-prison pipeline crisis in communities of color, BSLA is the first atheist organization to specifically address college pipelining for youth of color with an explicitly anti-racist multicultural emphasis. We were pleased to receive the support of individuals and organizations in the secular community.

If current prison pipelining trends persist the Education Trust estimates that only “one of every 20 African American kindergartners will graduate from a four-year California university” in the next decade.

With your support, we hope to award at least four youth $1000 scholarships to assist with their books, tuition, housing and other living expenses. Last year’s scholars went to UC Riverside, Cal State University Long Beach, Babson College and El Camino College and are thriving in their first year in college!

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    Donnie

    disappointed that the fund has not received much support or voice from others :( My sis who is 2-3 years older than me was the first to go to college, so this fund drive hits home.

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      blackskeptics

      Thanks for your support — this is not a sexy issue for the atheist/secular community because providing scholarships for impacted youth of color is not deemed to be an urgent issue for privileged folk

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    Ibis3, Let's burn some bridges

    Pledging to donate as soon as my bank transfer goes though on my PayPal acct. which was emptied for Karen Stollznow’s legal fund.

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      blackskeptics

      Great, thanks in advance!

      1. Ibis3, Let's burn some bridges

        Went to make my contribution today, but unfortunately, they don’t allow PayPal payments, only payments by credit card. :(

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