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The Fellowship Initiative's mission is to help young men acquire the skills, knowledge, experience, networks, and other resources they need to succeed academically and professionally.  TFI provides comprehensive and hands-on academic, social and emotional support to young men of color in high school. TFI’s core programming extends over three years.  Fellows graduate from the program better prepared for personal and professional success.


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We welcome applications from male students of color, currently enrolled in the 11th grade as of the 2021-2022 academic year who:​

Required Forms



  • Hold a minimum weighted GPA of 2.5

  • Are on track to complete their Texas State Academic Credits by Spring 2023

  • Commit to active participation in the program for 3 Saturdays a month and 3 weeks during the summer, for 2 years

  • Demonstrate commitment to attend and participate in all TFI programming 

  • Express the willingness to learn in a space that celebrates racial/ethnic, cultural, religious and economic diversity and is committed to the inclusion and respect of all family structures, sexual and gender identities

  • Have a desire to grow personally and with a team

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