"My mom always said that the best thing you can give your children is wings, because you won't always be there to bring food back to the nest. At the Elizabeth Edwards Foundation, we're continuing my mom's work – to try to give more children the wings they need and deserve."
"For many years, I have strived to live by Gandhi's powerful words to 'be the change you wish to see in the world'. Elizabeth Edwards was the epitome of an inspirational woman, dedicating herself to help better the lives of those in need. I feel beyond honored to be a part of the Elizabeth Edwards Fellows Program, and all the life-changing opportunities it will create for high school students."
"From a young age, I have been told that to whom much is given, much is expected. I've benefited from some of the best educational opportunities in the country, and I am inspired by Elizabeth Edwards' legacy to use that education to help level the playing field for those less fortunate. The Elizabeth Edwards Foundation is the only youth development foundation that is truly research-based, and that research focus enables the Elizabeth Fellows Program to provide smart, tactical, and extended support for its Fellows. With this approach, I know we will be able to change lives and communities for the better."