Delaware Futures recognizes members of our LOCAL Delaware community who meet the challenge of championing Delaware Futures’ mission to empower economically disadvantaged students to fulfill their potential and become college students as well as to honor former participants of the organization who are successful college graduates thriving in their careers. This year’s event is a special moment in history for the organization as it commemorates 20 years of service to academic enrichment, college access and career readiness.
We are thrilled to announce the 2014 Delaware Futures Haskell/Wyeth honorees:
- Alan Levin, Director, Delaware Economic Development Office
- Deja Cromartie, Delaware Futures Alumni, Class of 2008
- Darnell Patton, Jr., Delaware Futures Alumni, Class of 2009
“This event gives us a chance to celebrate the impact the organization has made in the community for the past twenty years,” said Evette Houston, Delaware Futures Executive Director. “We are excited to honor these individuals who support our mission to empower secondary students to complete college.”
The awards will be presented at the Delaware Futures Award Reception and 20 Year Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the DuPont Environmental Education Center in Wilmington.
“Delaware Futures takes minority kids who are below the poverty line and gets them into higher education. We raise their sites to accomplish goals they never thought they would,” said Hal Haskell, Delaware Futures founder. “In recent years we have been almost 100% effective. Our highly skilled and dedicated staff makes it happen, and our Board and Advisory Committee have taken the leadership to keep it happening.”
To view more information about this year’s event, honorees, purchase ticket(s) or sponsorship, please visit www.delawarefutures.org/20yearsofservice.
About Delaware Futures
Established in 1994, Delaware Futures empowers economically disadvantaged high school students to recognize and fulfill their unrealized potential and become matriculated college students. In 2013, 100% of participants have been accepted to college.
Many teens want to go to college. But not every student knows how to get there. Starting in the summer after eighth grade, Delaware Futures helps at-risk, economically disadvantaged youth develop the social, academic and problem-solving skills they need to qualify for college and expand their opportunities. Students who complete our program can qualify for a full or partial tuition scholarship to one of our twelve partner colleges.
For more information about Delaware Futures, please call 302.652.8609. www.delawarefutures.org