Why we are investing in Dallas students through mentorship.

Dallas leads the nation as one of the top cities for job growth.

 

But, our Dallas students from low-income families are unable to compete for living wage jobs because they lack a college degree.

65%

Percentage of living wage jobs in Dallas that require an education beyond high school.

37%

Percentage of adults in Dallas County that have a two- or four-year degree.

Only 10% of 8th grade students from low-income families in Dallas County earned a two- or four-year degree within 6 years following their high school graduation

Source: Commit – 2018 Impact Report

Our Students

Our students are motivated. Our mentors help them see their potential and realize their dreams.

2019-2020 Impact

  • 42 students; 42 volunteer mentors

  • 2 schools - Sunset & W.H. Adamson High Schools

  • 4 community events for our families

  • Connected 15 of our families financially impacted by COVID-19 with $7,500 in grants

  • All 11 of our seniors graduated

  • 9 of our graduates are pursuing higher education this Fall

100%

of our college bound graduates:

  • Are first generation college students

  • Want to stay connected with their mentor after concluding our Program

  • Feel more prepared for college or their career as a result of their mentor

Since 2014, we have been creating life long-connections through mentoring, so our students are college and career ready.

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