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.
Percentage of living wage jobs in Dallas that require an education beyond high school.
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 are motivated. Our mentors help them see their potential and realize their dreams.
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
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.