Laura LeMone, EdD Urban Education Leadership student and principal at Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center, leads a partnership with the Posse Foundation, a non-profit that identifies, recruits, and trains student leaders from public high schools to form multicultural teams called “Posses” of 10 to 12 Posse Scholars. These teams are then prepared, through an intensive eight-month Pre-Collegiate Training Program, for enrollment at top-tier universities nationwide to pursue their academics and to help promote cross-cultural communication on college campuses.

The school’s Class of 2016 will feature six Posse Scholars, headed with full-ride scholarships to DePauw University, University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Trinity College and Cornell University.