Why It Matters

Children of College Graduates Are 3 Times More Likely to Go to College

How do you create change?

If there’s one thing we’ve learned in twenty years of supporting students’ efforts to graduate from college, it’s that real transformation requires real commitment.

What kind of commitment? The entire high school and college experience. It’s a lot to ask. It’s a big investment of time, effort, and hope.

But there’s something inside each of these young people—a fire in the belly—that drives them to do truly amazing things, and this makes the return on investment more than worth it.

The students we empower are 2.4 times more likely to graduate from a four-year university than their peers. Yet, the magnitude of what our students accomplish extends far beyond earning a degree. A college graduate is 2.2 times more likely to be employed and will earn 1.7 times more income than a high school graduate. They are twice as likely to participate in society as a volunteer and nearly twice as likely to vote.

But numbers alone don’t begin to portray the kind of transformation we’re talking about.

By providing the tools, the guidance, and the kind of support you’d expect from a second family, we’ve become far more than just a college prep program.

And by approaching each student’s experience individually and holistically, we’ve seen the impact even just one college degree can have as it ripples out to affect the lives of others.

That’s why we’re on a mission to work with schools to foster a college-going mentality and dramatically increase the number of college graduates from underserved communities across the country.

Because we know that as individual College Track alumni leave their campuses, they do so not just as graduates, but as the new standard for their friends, families, and communities.

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