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At Marathon Scholars we believe that higher education is life changing and should be available to all who aspire. The Marathon Scholars program is designed to identify students whose socio-economic situation may present them with profound challenges but who have great promise and untapped potential. The Marathon Scholars program model utilizes a combination of mentoring, college scholarships and enrichment opportunities to invest in these children early - in 4th grade- and help remove the obstacles they will face on their marathon journey to complete a college degree.
The heart and soul of the Marathon Scholars program is the Scholar-Mentor match. The match pairs one of our brilliant Scholars with a caring adult or couple that seeks to directly impact the life of a young person. We ask our Mentors to make a long-term commitment (minimum of 4 years) to develop and nurture a relationship with a young person, to serve as a role model, cheerleader, coach and all around expander of the possible!