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Shaikeria Stallings

Fifteen Alum | College of Wooster

"Before becoming a student in the FIFTEEN program, I did not think that college was an option for me. I believed that I would graduate from high school and go into the workforce and that would be as far as I would make it."

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E2L's vision is to see a generation of urban youth move beyond obstacles to discover a direction in their lives.

Our mission is "to create life-change for urban youth through mentoring and educational/career opportunity programs."


FIFTEEN Leadership Program

Our FIFTEEN leadership and life skills development program carries metro Atlanta high school students through a 3-year interactive curriculum focusing on core values of character, commitment, service and life-long learning.  FIFTEEN develops emerging leaders and well-rounded individuals who take ownership of their future and promote social responsibility within their communities.


College Access

We prepare students for post-secondary success and help them gain access to leading public and private universities.


From the Founder

2015 was another milestone year for E2L!  We have merged the Atlanta Public School program with the FIFTEEN Osborne HS program to leverage...