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Our College Fellow program provides low-income college students from the Latinx community studying education the opportunity to co-teach alongside experienced professional teachers for 5 weeks every summer gaining additional guided practicum experience as they prepare for a teaching degree. Fellows gain experience in every aspect of running a school and a classroom as members of our summer teaching staff. They are full participants in curriculum training and planning and daily staff meetings.


Approximately 30% of our fellows are parents with dependent children and the fellows range in age from 18-40 years old


Over 80% of the 45 fellows we have served since 2015 are the first generation in their families to earn a college degree or professional teaching certificate.

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Angel Aguilar

I will be attending the University of Washington studying American Ethnic Studies.  My area of study is Education , American Ethnic Studies and anything that has to do with diversity.  I want to be a college counselor for students of minority.  I chose this program because I know the majority of students in this program are students of minority.  By working with these students I will gain experience working with students of color.

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Randi Anderson

I am a current student at Skagit Valley College where I will study in 2018.  I expect to graduate in the winter of 2018 and then sit for the NCLEX exam to obtain my RN license.  Academic Endeavors provided me with the opportunity to work with three different mentors with experience in the nursing field.  Through my mentor's guidance, I have been able to hone my skills in assessment, critical thinking, decision making and teaching.  Serving as the health specialist fellow reaffirmed my passion for providing quality care to kids and connecting families to resources within the community.

Ximena Arellano

My name is Ximena and I recently finished my first year of college at Gonzaga University.  Science has always been a big interest for me which is why I am now majoring in Human Physiology with hopes of medical school after my undergrad.  This program has genuinely inspired me to come back to Skagit Valley, work with underrepresented communities and make a difference.