Attollo Speaks Up

At Attollo we mourn the unconscionable murders of #breonnataylor #ahmaudarbery and #georgefloyd who died at the hands of merciless law enforcement and racist citizens. Our grief and anger runs deep and our sincere condolences go out to the loved ones of Ms. Taylor, Mr. Arbery and Mr. Floyd.

While these unspeakable acts are unfathomable, we are watching history repeat itself in real time. Black oppression has plagued our nation for far too long. In combatting the United States’ systemic racism against black and brown people of color, we must check our pride and egos at the door. We must focus our attention and energy on dismantling and restructuring the systems that perpetuate violence and inequity among the American people.

#blacklivesmatter and we are more committed than ever to ensuring the youth in our community are entering a world whose fabric has been rewoven with threads of inclusion and equity.

Attollo (Latin: Rise Up!) is a rigorous college access/leadership program founded by the Children Deserve a Chance Foundation. Based on the belief that dreams don’t work unless you do. Attollo Scholars receive the mentorship and resources necessary to triumph as leaders at their schools and their communities.

Over 341 Scholars in 10 school districts spend 550 hours each year engaged in our programs. Our programs include Attollo Recruit, Attollo Scholar, Attollo Engineering & Code, Attollo Startup and Attollo Alum.

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ATTOLLO CORE PILLARS

STRONG MIND

Being open to taking on difficult challenges and solving tough problems

COMPETITION

The act of trying to win

RESILIENCY

Bouncing back from setbacks

ACCOUNTABILITY

Knowing that my actions not only affect me but others as well

SACRIFICE

Giving up something now to get something better in the future

FINISH STRONG

Completing one’s plan with intensity and pride

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of Attollo Scholars are accepted to and attend a college or university and 2% enter the military. Current Attollo graduates are attending excellent institutions including Penn State, Princeton, Ohio State, USC and Drexel.

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Attollo Scholars are exceptionally high-performing, success-oriented students, from primarily underrepresented communities, comprised of diverse racial, gender, and socio-economic backgrounds, in pursuit of academic achievement, empowerment, and social engagement.The Attollo program services over 500 students across 12 partner school districts throughout the City of Lancaster and surrounding county.

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