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Last week, a group of Little Lights high school students, family members, and staff traveled to Kentucky to visit Berea College. Founded in 1855 by abolitionist John Greg Fee, Berea College has provided free tuition for all students since 1892. Berea College is also notable for being the first college in the South to be racially integrated and co-ed. The students and their families enjoyed the opportunity to explore the campus, ask questions about college life, and picture what their future could look like after high school.

“I wanted to come on this college tour just to get a better understanding of what it might feel like to go to college or what it might feel like to go away for four years. I want to go to college to become an artist.”

– Deniesha, Little Lights high school senior

We are so grateful for the generosity of donors who have supported this program since it began last year. Thanks to their partnership, the Next Step College and Career Program continues to grow and offer more tutoring, college and career counseling, and application assistance to more students.

If you would like to join this network of support who believes that every student deserves the chance to pursue their educational and vocational dreams, regardless of zip code or family income, consider donating to Little Lights today.