Our Mission

Next Generation Scholars believes equal access to higher education is the key to making positive change within our community. Our mission is to level the playing field by providing dedicated underserved students with all the advantages available to those of privilege.

Next Generation Scholars combines a rigorous academic program with community building activities and wrap-around social services. All elements of the program are approached through the lens of ethnic studies and social justice. Next Generation Scholars' lectures, events, projects, and personal interactions are all rooted in providing our students with a clear, proud, multi-cultural education. It is of utmost importance that all of our students see themselves as active forces for change within our community.

“The energy and dedication of these students are powerful expressions of how people’s potential can be unleashed with the kind of thoughtful and comprehensive support that Next Generation Scholars provides.”

-Thomas Peters
President and CEO
Marin Community Foundation.