The 10-Year Promise
Because real transformation requires real commitment.
At the core of our program model is the 10-year commitment we make to each student, from ninth grade through college graduation. Our comprehensive academic, financial, and social-emotional programming, systematically removes the barriers to college completion. We focus on three pillars of support—Academic Affairs, Student Life, and College Completion—to prepare students for the expectations of college and beyond.
The High School Years
A student’s journey with College Track begins at state-of-the-art student centers that provide a safe and supportive environment to prepare for the academic, financial, and social-emotional demands of a four-year college. This is where dreams are declared, friendships are formed, and passions are discovered.
The College Track team is a family of dedicated educators who have a deep connection with each community we serve and share many of the life experiences of our students. We know firsthand what it takes to become the first in your family to earn a college degree and we infuse our centers with a culture of self-advocacy and perseverance.
The College Years
Once in college, our advisors coach students to navigate the resources of their institutions as they hone their critical thinking abilities and advance towards graduation.
The foundation of academic proficiency, financial literacy, and extracurriculars built during high school equip our college students to persist and discover new opportunities throughout their college experience. We facilitate job shadowing, networking events, and internships that help students connect their academics with possible career pathways.
The Post-Graduation Years
Our mission is not just about students earning a bachelor’s degree for the sake of a bachelor’s. Their college education is a tool that grants students access to spaces where their unique perspectives and talents will be heard and celebrated.
Every class of college graduates is formally inducted into our robust Alumni Network, where they can stay connected, give back, share job opportunities, attend events, host trainings, offer advice, and take ownership of their legacy as College Track alumni.
College Track’s 10-year program is closing the college completion gap for the young people we serve. Today, our students graduate from college at double the rate of their first-generation and low-income peers. Students who start at a four-year college graduate at even higher rates, surpassing both their peers and the general student population, regardless of socioeconomic status.