Our Mission: 28 Years Strong
A young person’s lifelong success begins with an education. Access to higher education promises far-reaching benefits, especially to students of color who often face daunting challenges in completing a post-secondary education.
Guided by our mission to encourage Minnesota’s youth of color to pursue post-secondary education, the Page Education Foundation promotes their academic achievement, personal responsibility and untapped potential to become vital contributors to their communities.
We accomplish this by granting financial assistance to post-secondary students. In return, these students actively foster positive attitudes toward literacy and learning among younger, school-age children of color through mentoring relationships.
More than 4,200 students have pursued their post-secondary education at Minnesota schools with the help of Page Education Foundation grants since 1988. The more than 9,500 scholarships awarded so far – over $13 million – have helped students attend 104 schools across the state.
Each Page Scholar must complete a Service to Children Project as part of their scholarship. As mentors and tutors, Page Scholars work with children in kindergarten through eighth grade, helping them see education in a positive light and giving them confidence that they, too, can reach their goals.
How You Can Get Involved
There are plenty of opportunities to support youth of color in Minnesota through the Page Education Foundation.
- Exploring your options for post-secondary education, consider applying to become a Page Scholar.
- Consider donating or volunteering your time to help.
- Current Page Scholar, stay engaged and renew your eligibility to receive a Page Grant.
- Alum, carry on the Page Education Foundation’s mission and give back when you can.
Visit our website at www.page-ed.org