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  • 08.24.16

    Louisiana Flood Relief Scholarships

    While recent flooding around Baton Rouge, Louisiana has been devastating, so many in the community have stepped up to serve and provide relief for their neighbors. Thanks to the generosity of our education partners, Arete Scholars has a limited number of new K-12 scholarships available in the Baton Rouge area for the 2016-17 school year. Due to state law, immediate action is required to apply for the scholarship aid.

    Students from qualifying…

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  • 04.27.16 Donors

    Investing in Education - A Partner’s Perspective

    “Education is a great equalizer,” explains Rodney Bullard, Executive Director at the Chick-fil-A Foundation and Vice President of Community Affairs at Chick-fil-A. “We’re very serious about education because we’re very serious about making sure that every child grows up to be everything they are purposed to be.”

    In this short interview, Mr. Bullard explains why community-minded companies like Chick-fil-A are so deeply committed to K-12 education and why they choose to partner with us to serve disadvantaged children.

    “This is about real…

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  • 04.01.16

    Scholar Spotlight - Kennedy Watson

    Kennedy Watson, a four-year Arete scholarship student, turned challenging new learning opportunities into academic and extracurricular achievement at College Park, Georgia's Woodward Academy. The 2015 graduate and current Howard University freshman tutored local charter school students in math and also founded a nonprofit that provides memorable prom and homecoming experiences to young ladies in need.

    "I want to be a pediatrician," said Kennedy. "Because I really like helping and I love kids, so I feel like that's the best fit…

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