Why

What prevents

young people from

achieving a life of

purpose and

economic equity?

Systemic obstacles unfairly block their search

Education is among the most powerful instruments for reducing poverty and inequality and impacts career opportunities and lifetime earning power.

However, systemic barriers exist that preclude access to high quality education, mentoring, opportunities for growth, and professional networks.

Education Gap

Just 21% of students from low-income communities earn a bachelor’s degree compared to 57% of their peers from higher-income communities.

Graduating from College & Securing Great Career Opportunities 

66% 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 Gap

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.

Long term 
Mentorship

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.

Enrichment Gap

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 
Experience Trips

The median family income for our students is $24,732 per year. We provide two fully-funded summer experiences that allow students to try and see new things.

Career
Opportunity Gap

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. 

Who We Serve


family of 4

$27k

Average income

97%

identify as 
people of color

91%

are first-generation 
college students

100%

have strengths 
& potential

100%

want to improve society 
for themselves & others

100%

have dreams for 
their future

Who 
We
Serve

Justin from New York City