2016 was a banner year for Essential2Life, as we graduated 35 high school seniors who completed our three-year FIFTEEN leadership program. These students were teetering on the brink between success and failure when they entered the program, but now have taken ownership of their future. The large majority of them are attending college, many as the first in their families to do so. One received a Posse scholarship for a full ride to Brandeis University.
When we founded E2L 21 years ago, our heart was to establish a work that would live beyond us and continue to reach and impact underserved students for generations. The FIFTEEN program is doing that. Together we have seen incredible things happen in the lives of our students, their families, and those they influence.
Thank you for your encouragement, prayers, and financial and volunteer support these past 21 years. We could not do this without you. Together we can continue to make a difference in the lives of urban youth in our community."
- Vince Hungate
Founder of Essential2Life and the FIFTEEN Leadership Program