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Enhance scholarship 2008 - NBC Chicago

The winner of this year’s Enhance Educational Foundation $25,000 college scholarship, Roxanne Herman Styne, was awarded her scholarship this past April. Here nbc shows you what a very special person Dr. Dayan’s not-for-profit group was able to help out this year.

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Enhance scholarship 2008 – CBS Chicago

Enhance Educational Foundation, started by Dr. Dayan, gave out its $25,000 college scholarship this year to a very special Chicago Public School Student. Here you can see Roxanne Herman Styne as she is surprised with her scholarship at school.

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Enhance Literacy Event – FOX Chicago

Enhance educational foundation, started by Dr. Dayan, hosted a party at Borders on Michigan Avenue to kick off its annual book drive.  More than 100 children enjoyed games, cotton candy and book readings.  Dr. Dayan’s work with Enhance  and his efforts in the research area among other things caused him to receive the American Medical Association’s Leadership Award  in March of 2008.

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Enhance and Starbucks – FOX Chicago

Last year Dr.Dayan’s Educational foundation; Enhance, held a scholarship competition in which he asked students to photograph what was beautiful to them. The photos were displayed at a local Starbucks where patrons voted for their favorite shot. Through his work with Enhance, Dr. Dayan encourages  students not only to follow their dreams but to think outside the box in all that they do. The winner received scholarship money to help send them off to college.

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Chicago Parent- October 2009 – Dad of three believes in dreams
Though he opened a thriving plastic surgery practice on Chicago's Michigan Avenue, Dr. Steven Dayan wanted more. The dad of three, who had been working since the age of 13, hoped to open life's possibilities to children who otherwise might be overlooked in inner-city schools. read more


Highland Park News July 2, 2009 – Highland Park doctor helps students
Twice, Dr. Steve H. Dayan of Highland Park was able to look beyond the surface of the situation before him and see what might really be there waiting to break out. read more


Daily Southtown – January 18, 2007 - Beating the odds
Roshea Williams gets her motivation from some unlikely sources. When the 17 year old Julian High School honors student looks at her drug-addicted mother or thinks about her absentee father, it bolsters her drive to succeed. read more


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Enhance Educational Foundation Collaborates with Borders Books to Encourage Reading
Literacy Program for Chicago Public Schools Gets Jump Start From Chicago Surgeon

Chicago – July 7, 2006 – Today, Enhance Educational Foundation and Borders Books launch “Dream to Be,” a literacy enrichment program for students of Chicago Public Schools.  The event will take place at Borders Book Store at 835 North Michigan Avenue, from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. 

There are xx children enrolled in Chicago Public Schools.  Literacy promotion continues to be a focus of Chicago Public Schools and this program is design to take reading to the next level.  Dream to Be was born to promote early childhood reading for Chicago Public School students.  The first event, a book drive, has a four-week duration and is taking place at all Chicagoland Borders Book Stores.  New books will be donated and collected by Chicagoans to reward the Chicago Public School that demonstrates the most significant increase in literacy scores on The Illinois Standards Achievement Test.  The school will be selected and awarded with the book donation this fall when test scores are out and when classes resume. 

Children and their parents are encouraged to participate in the Dream to Be event at Borders.  Those who attend can enjoy local area carriage rides while eating cotton candy.  Entertainment will also include clowns, face painting and give away prizes, such as gifts from American Girl and Kozy Bike Store.

Founder of Enhance Educational Foundation, Steven Dayan, M.D., FACS, and Carole Parker Patton of the Chicago Public Schools’ literacy office will be at the event to encourage reading.   


$25,000 scholarship to be given to a Chicago Public School student
Enhance Educational Foundation to award a scholarship to a high school senior

Chicago – October 13, 2006 – Enhance Educational Foundation announced this week a $25,000 scholarship to be awarded to a Chicago Public School student.  The scholarship will be given in December to a high school senior in the Health Sciences division of the Education to Careers program. 

The scholarship will be awarded to a CPS student who aspires to pursue a career within the medical/health field and will be applied to a four-year university.  The recipient will be announced in mid-December at the chosen student’s school.

The recipient will be selected based on an essay, grade point average, letters of recommendation and an interview.  Chicago’s own Governor Thompson is among the selection committee members for the scholarship.
 
Enhance Educational Foundation raised the funds for the scholarship through a sold-out Health, Wellness & Beauty Night on September 28, 2006.  Over 500 guests attended the annual fundraiser and contributed to the scholarship through ticket sales and a silent auction. 


About Enhance Educational Foundation:
Enhance Educational Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that raises scholarship funds for Chicago Public School students and coordinates medical internships for high school students. Contact Amy Soltysiak at (312) 335-2070 for more information.

 
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