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Last modified: January 17, 2012, 9:02 PM
The Posse Foundation identifies, recruits and selects student leaders from public high schools to form multicultural teams called "Posses". These teams are then prepared, through an intensive eight-month Posse Training Program, for enrollment at top universities nationwide to pursue their academics and to help promote cross-cultural communication on campus. The focus of the program is two-fold: 1) To recruit students who have extraordinary leadership ability and academic potential that might be overlooked by the traditional university selection process, and 2) To devote the resources and support necessary to allow those students to achieve personal and academic excellence, reach graduation and effect positive changes on their college campus and in their community.