For 12 consecutive years, Erie's 27-year-old TEAM mentoring program has seen 100 percent of its high school seniors graduate.
Further, in 2010, all 21 TEAM seniors applied to, were accepted and are enrolled in post-secondary educational programs. Students will be attending institutions like Columbia College, DePaul University, Michigan State University, Northeastern Illinois University, and the University of Illinois at Chicago, among others.
Many of these young adults are the first in their family to attend college.
Last year, the TEAM Scholarship Fund awarded $23,750 to graduating seniors. One hundred percent of seniors who applied were awarded scholarships to help offset college tuition and living costs.