Youth Appreciation - Profile of our winners results

Since 1997, the St. Paul Friend Of Youth Foundation has awarded over $250,000 in scholarships. The Foundation was designed to recogize the principles of optimism and good citizenship in youth. A submission form by teachers and counselors nominates youth; and club volunteers rank and score to select each year's winners.
A recent study with College Possible has indicated that the students we are awarding support have a high probability of obtaining a post-secondary degree. Approximately 90% of our students are of diverse backgrounds, and the average for diverse students in Minnesota in obtaining a degree in six years or less is 49%. The study showed our kids with a probability of completing their degrees within six years or less at 70%; while th average in Minnesota for all students is 62%