We are a community of teachers and community residents who have trudged our own path to college. We help our students reach their academic and personal goals everyday, but we want to do more for those students who could benefit from individually centered guidance. We want to invest in the next generation of leaders by helping them trudge the path to college while acquiring as many skills, learning experiences, and chances to give back as possible. We believe that through our community-centered program, we can create waves of positive academic influences for
many generations to come.
We have seen many in the current generation of young adults become saddled with student loan debt in the midst of a struggling economy. As teachers, we have seen young students who, while being smart and motivated, do not believe higher education is in their future because of their family’s economic resources. We want to help the next generation of high school student to avoid the pitfalls of predatory lending, and degree programs that aren’t worth their salt.
AVERAGE ACT SCORES ACHIEVED BY ALL INCOME LEVELS
Higher ACT & SAT scores that will earn our students better scholarships, so they stay out of debt and stay in school. 1,000 is the average SAT score achieved by all income levels.
AVERAGE COST FOR A LOW INCOME STUDENT TO ATTEND A COMPETITIVE UNIVERSITY
More Applications to more schools and scholarships. This is really the biggest challenge for our students. They aren’t applying to the schools they deserve to go to because, without support, the task seems too daunting.
PERCENT OF LOW-INCOME STUDENTS WHO ATTEND UNIVERSITY
A Community of Positivity - our group of amazing fellows, our mentors, our director, and YOU provide the village of positive support, guidance, and encouragement for these underserved and unguided students along their path.