Act Six is a leadership and scholarship program that connects local faith-based community affiliates with faith- and social justice-based colleges to equip emerging urban and community leaders to engage the college campus and their communities at home through a simple but powerful four-part strategy:

1. RECRUIT AND SELECT

Locally recruit and select diverse, multicultural cadres of a region’s most promising urban and community student leaders.

2. TRAIN AND PREPARE

Intensively train these groups of students in the year prior to college, equipping them to support each other, succeed academically and grow as service-minded leaders and agents of transformation.

3. SEND AND FUND

Send the teams together to select faith- and social justice-based colleges, providing full-tuition, full-need scholarships.

4. SUPPORT AND INSPIRE

Provide strong campus support, ongoing leadership development and vocational connections to inspire scholars to serve their home communities.

MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Act Six network currently consists of seven local community affiliates and 13 partner colleges across two regions serving 656 scholars in 76 cadres from nine cities.  At each of the seven program sites, Act Six operates as a locally-owned initiative of the Act Six affiliate, supported by the Act Six Central Office at Degrees of Change.

For more information on the Pursue Scholars and Act Six partnership,