Leadership Corps – are peer advisors to students in their own high schools and represent 10,000 Degrees at workshops and other events.
“I want to create opportunities for others in my community. In a perfect world, gender and race equality will be reached, and I want to be part of making that happen.”
“The turning point in my education was when 10,000 Degrees came into my life and gave me hope that I could become the first one in my family to go to college.”
Our 18,600 alumni are leaders in every field imaginable. Each year, we are fortunate that some of them return to 10,000 Degrees as leaders and role models, giving back to the program and communities that launched them.
The 10,000 Degrees Fellowship Program is a highly selective one that brings recent college graduates back to work as leaders in the program. They are paired with College Advisors and work alongside them in our intensive college prep program for high school students and college success program for current college students. Fellows all lead workshops for students and families and represent 10,000 Degrees at charitable events. They also create and pursue their own Capstone Projects, each of which advances 10,000 Degrees’ work toward educational equity.
Seven members of our alumni body have returned to serve on the 10,000 Degrees Board of Directors—three of them as chairs!
Alumni have returned to become mentors for 10,000 Degrees and many more are in the pipeline!