Systemic obstacles unfairly block young people from thriving.
Education is among the most powerful instruments for impacting career opportunities and lifetime earning power.
However, for People of Color and first-generation individuals, systemic barriers exist that block access to high quality education, mentoring, opportunities for growth, and professional networks.
Our holistic program provides a lifelong orbit of empowerment. We partner with students in navigating the systemic barriers so they can achieve economic equity and a life of purpose.
are closing the gaps.
Just 21% of students from low-income communities earn a bachelor’s degree compared to 57% of their peers from higher-income communities.
Graduating & Securing Career Opportunities
62% of our students earn a bachelor’s degree compared to 21% of their peers. They also graduate with $20k less debt and 80% feel "optimistic" about future job opportunities.
Mentorship matters for at-risk youth - 76% of at-risk students with a mentor report having college aspirations. Whereas, only 56% of students have college aspirations when they don’t have a mentor.
Our 7-9 year mentorship program gives students a foundational support they can count on. 95% said their mentor helped them set and pursue goals.
The wealthiest 10% of U.S. households spend $9K annually on out of school enrichment for their children. To put that into perspective, the median family income for our participants is $24,732.
Summer Search Experiences
We provide two fully-funded summer experiences that allow students to try and see new things.
Our students face limited access to professional networks and career opportunities, whereas 43% of college students relied on family connections to get an internship interview.
Career & Financial Mentorship
Our extensive post-secondary mentorship includes career training, financial counseling, internship matching, and professional development.