Making College Happen – The Next Generation Venture Fund
The Next Generation Venture Fund instituted by Goldman Sachs is designed to support academically talented students in grades 8 thru 12 from disadvantaged families. Provided to all participants are summer academic programs, individualized education planning, mentoring from the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, SAT preparation, and parental involvement. The summer programs and recruitment services are provided by the Duke University Talent Identification Program, the Northwestern University for Talent Development, Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth, and the University of Denver Rocky Mountain Talent Search. Participants can take advanced college level summer classes, engage in leadership and vocational development programs, and receive college counseling and mentoring.