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India Durden

Fifteen Alum | Lee University

"FIFTEEN has helped me get into a great college and has given me the opportunity to be paired with amazing mentors that have helped me immensely."

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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 Director

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