IMPACT ON CAMPUS AND BEYOND
On their college campuses and in the world beyond, Act Six scholars and graduates are creating a legacy of distinguished leadership, service and academic achievement:
- 18 have served as student body presidents for their college, with an Act Six scholar serving as president on at least one Act Six campus for eight consecutive years
- five have been named Fulbright scholars by the US State Department
- two have earned national championships in athletics
- hundreds have traveled and studied around the world
- dozens have served in AmeriCorps, Teach For America, or Peace Corps after graduation
- 87 have earned master’s degrees and four hold doctorates
- over two-thirds have returned to live and serve in their home communities
A FABRIC OF LEADERSHIP FOR COMMUNITIES
When you think about moments of significant positive change that have happened in your community, you can usually point to a group of connected people who made it happen. Networks of effective leaders working together get things done. The problem is that those leadership networks don’t always look like or represent the full breadth of a community, and as a result, some groups tend to get left behind. For our communities to thrive in the future, we need diverse networks of homegrown leaders who love their home and are committed to building vibrant communities where everyone thrives.
It is precisely this kind of diverse, committed leadership network that Act Six is producing. After nearly two decades of Act Six, we are seeing the fruits of this fabric of leadership as graduates grow in their responsibility and influence for the good of their communities.