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The Season for Celebration – FLP Students Secure College Offers

January 3, 2023 – Students from the Brewer Foundation Future Leaders Program (FLP) have a lot to celebrate heading into the new year: acceptances into some of the nation’s most prestigious colleges and universities.

Student Raul Lopez, who attends the Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy, was accepted to Northwestern University. Student Erica Salazer, who attends the Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center – Law Magnet, was accepted to Southern Methodist University. Student Judith Rodriguez, who attends Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School, was accepted to Grinnell College through a match as a QuestBridge Scholar.

Founded in 2001, the FLP is a public-private partnership that provides academic training, mentoring and counseling to deserving students from the Dallas Independent School District (DISD). The programs partners teachers and administrators from DISD, The Hockaday School, St. Mark’s School of Texas, The Episcopal School of Dallas, and the Greenhill School.

As the first program of its kind, the FLP has helped its students earn more than $12.5 million in scholarship offers since its inception.

“Testament to the program’s success is the ‘report card’ on where many of these amazing students go to college,” says William A. Brewer III, a founder of the FLP. “They are beginning an incredible academic journey, which holds promise for themselves, their families, and the community. We could not be more proud of all they continue to achieve or the promise of their horizons.”


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