Path to College transforms and connects communities one gifted student at a time—helping those who are willing and ready to help themselves, empowering our community’s best and brightest regardless of their race or financial background.

Path to College has taken on the mission of securing the acceptance of low-income, high-achieving students into top-tier universities, because we believe no intelligent and motivated student should lower their academic ambitions because of lack of funds or guidance.

 

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We are committed to removing all barriers to success for our students. Learn more here.


OUR STUDENTS’ STORIES

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What we do? 

We enrich the academic growth and increase the competitiveness of low-income, high achieving students in college admissions. 

 

Enrich

  • Career preparation and exploration, hands-on workshops, speakers

  • Leadership development through community impact proposals, and competitive student-led presentations

Achieve

  • Targeted SAT prep, One-on-One mentoring, college advising, scholarship search

  • Provide targeted support to improve college acceptance rates… 

  • Create positive community of strivers

Serve

  • Civic participation, volunteering, Senior capstone project

  • Create accountability and preparation for success in career and college

  • Connecting over generations - professionals with future leaders. 

WHY WE NEED YOU

Because low-income students are 50% less likely to apply to a selective university

Because low-income student enrollment in higher-education has decreased 10% in the last ten years

Because SAT scores, the gateway to admissions and scholarships, rise in direct proportion to family income brackets

Because the guidance counselor to student ratio is 500:1

Because students with mentors are more likely to apply to and complete college

Because students with high SAT scores and a campus visit are 40% more likely to be admitted than comparable students without those two "signals"


WE ARE COMMITTED TO PROVIDING THE SUPPORT AND EXPOSURE LOW-INCOME STUDENTS NEED TO SUCCEED 


Special Thanks to our Partners