young people from
achieving a life of
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.
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
64% 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.
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.
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
Our extensive post-secondary mentorship includes career training, financial counseling, internship matching, and professional development.
Who We Serve
family of 4
people of color
want to improve society
for themselves & others
have dreams for