2017 AGB scholars

AGB Foundation Announces 2017 Scholarship Winners

We are pleased to announce our 2017 AGB Foundation Scholars! We had so many intelligent and talented applicants this year, and our top 3 scorers captured the $1500 scholarships. The other finalists were so strong, we couldn’t bear to let them leave empty-handed so we have awarded them each a $500 supplemental scholarship.

Congrats to all of the 2017 graduates, but we would like to take this time to honor our special scholars. We are so proud of everything that you have already accomplished, and we wish you much success in all of your future endeavors!

Our foundation awarded the following scholarships to our top three applicants, as well as four additional $500 awards to outstanding finalists.

Nia Griffin Scholarship
Eligible students must have a minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher and have diverse learning needs.

John H. Griffin, III Scholarship
Eligible students must have a minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA and qualify for free and reduced lunch.

Geneva Stringer Scholarship

Eligible students must have a minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA and be a 1st generation college student.

AGB Foundation 2017 Interns Selected

 

The interns for Summer 2017 have been selected and they could not be more excited for the opportunity!  After the application process, the top candidates were interviewed and we were able to select the most qualified students.  We are confident they will thrive through our program for the next six weeks.  Our interns will learn about the components of running a business and the fundamentals of entrepreneurship.

Great Cities Institute UIC data supports AGB Foundation mission

Data on Chicago Minority Youth Support AGB Foundation Mission

The numbers are staggering–mind numbing, even, for Chicago minority youth. Forty-seven percent of young black men ages 20 to 24 are out of work and out of school.

The Great Cities Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) published these findings in their Jan. 2017 report, “Abandoned in their Neighborhoods: Youth Joblessness amidst the Flight of Industry and Opportunity.”

“Depriving young people of the dignity of work leaves ‘permanent scars,’ impedes an overall sense of wellbeing, and can lead to counterproductive behaviors,” the UIC report states. Read more