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Raising Cane’s Donates $10K to Neighborhood Longhorns Program

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Front center: Kealing Middle School students. Back left: Raising Cane’s CEO and founder Todd Graves; Patrick Patterson, DDCE assistant vice president, Celina Ruiz-Snowden, NLP director

Two proud ambassadors of the Neighborhood Longhorns Program—sixth-graders from Kealing Middle School—happily accepted a $10,000 check at a celebratory event at Raising Cane’s restaurant on Monday, Sept. 9.

Raising Cane’s CEO and founder Todd Graves presented the check at the ceremony and spoke about his passion for supporting children and the university. He gave special recognition to the Neighborhood Longhorns Program for their efforts in getting Austin-area students on the path to college.

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The event concluded with a lunch—on the house—and cheers from the UT Spirit Squad. Read more about the event in the Daily Texan.

The Neighborhood Longhorns Program is the premier educational outreach program for the University of Texas at Austin, offering economically disadvantaged youth (grades 2-8) the opportunity to envision attending college through incentives and scholarships. This is achieved through the involvement of UT students, volunteers and staff that provide tutoring and mentoring in participating Central Texas schools.