Vickery Meadow Youth Development Foundation
Ibex Club is a proud sponsor of the Vickery Meadow Youth Development Foundation.
What is the EAGLE Scholars Program?
EAGLE Scholars is made up of a very ethnically and culturally diverse group of 150 seventh through twelfth graders and 50 college students, all of whom are focused on a four-year college degree as their goal. The EAGLE Scholars program is designed to help our Scholars develop the skills they already have and acquire the ones they need in order to help them successfully navigate the educational system.
Scholars apply to the program in middle school. They go through an application process that includes a teacher recommendation and an interview by older EAGLE Scholars. Once accepted into the program, Scholars are able to stay in the program and receive support until college graduation, though we are currently working on ways to extend that support to helping them get settled into a career.
EAGLE Scholars is relationship-based and Scholar-centered. We work to develop leaders who know that their voice matters and is an important part of the conversation. We believe in being comfortable with the uncomfortable so we work to challenge Scholars to step out of their comfort zone and try new things. Our combination of individual family meetings, college readiness meetings, college visits, exposure to career opportunities, and engagement in cultural activities, address Scholars’ unique needs to be prepared mentally, as well as academically, to be the first in their family to go to college.
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