UnidosNow Celebrates First-Generation Students at its Future Leaders Academies Graduation

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Pictured: Future Leaders Academy senior Maria Prisila E. and her parents. She will be attending New College of Florida.

More than 50 young participants in UnidosNow’s Future Leaders Academies program were acknowledged for their academic successes on May 25 at the Harvest House’s Life Enrichment Campus in Sarasota. During the event, UnidosNow Executive Director Cintia Elenstar announced that of the group, 15 high school seniors achieved 100 percent college acceptance and collectively earned approximately $4.5 million college scholarships and grants. The graduates will attend MIT, Wake Forest, University of Portland, UF, New College, USF, Ringling College of Art, State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, among other schools. The Future Leaders Academy (FLA) is a rigorous year-round program offered primarily to low-income, first-generation Latinx high school students and their families in Sarasota and Manatee counties. 

Pictured: Future Leaders Academy senior Maria Prisila E. and her parents. She will be attending New College of Florida.

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