El Viento Scholarships
The chapter’s involvement with El Viento began in 2007 when 12 students from Flight 1 of the El Viento program graduated from High School. We provided a $2,000 scholarship per student accepted into a college program for their first two years. In 2008 we expanded our program with El Viento to include sponsoring Flight 8 from 5th grade to 12th grade. The sponsorship was $15,000 per year providing tutors and leadership training one-on-one with each student selected to participate in this rigorous program. Now we sponsor the Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math program (STEAM) and Flight 1 for 6th and 7th graders. The Circle of Giving keeps on giving with El Viento 9th – 12th graders working in the Thrift Shop and learning retail leadership and training while giving back.