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Five Student Scholars’ Dreams for College

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Five high school students who participated in the Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America summer session talk about growing up poor, their hopes for college and how LEDA has changed their lives.

A Chance at Learning

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Gifted students from low-income families get help from organizations seeking to defy poverty in favor of education.

Grooming Young Talent for Future Leadership

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Arun Alagappan is helping to find the next generation of leaders who will bring diversity, new ideas, compassion and a different kind of leadership to institutions. Mr. Alagappan, the 51-year-old founder and president of Advantage Testing Inc., a New York-based tutoring and test preparation company, became involved with the nonprofit LEDA, Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America, more than eight years ago.

Follow the Leader

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When Aishat AnuOluwapo Bakare (Anu) was a little girl in Nigeria, her mother gave her a book. Gifted Hands by Benjamin Carson, M.D. would change her life forever. There are many lessons in this best-selling autobiography by the Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon, but the one that resonated with this eight-year-old was: listen to your mother!

One-Man Ivy League

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Not many teenagers get the chance to say "no" to Princeton, Yale, Columbia, Dartmouth, Cornell, Penn, Georgetown, Stanford or NYU. But New Utrecht HS valedictorian Lukasz Zbylut denied offers from all of them this year - he's going to Harvard.

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