inspiration: Deborah Bial & the Posse Foundation
I saw an inspiring talk as part of Tulane's New Day Speaker Series - incredible! Deborah Bial started the Posse Foundation based on a child saying "I wouldn't have dropped out of college if my friend's had been with me." Now the Posse Foundation has thousands of success stories and Deborah is a MacArthur Fellow. They are currently working on bringing the Posse Foundation to more cities including New Orleans. Posse works with kids who may not have the best grades or money to pay for school, they select people based on their leadership abilities and using non-traditional selection methods to send them to the best schools in the country. Cheers to Posse, I shed a few tears during this lecture it was so inspiring!