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.
In 2018, we had 30 students matched with mentors.
Of the 30 students, 6 were graduating seniors.
of our graduates enrolled in a 2- or 4-year school
of our graduates received scholarship assistance
Since 2014, we have been creating life long-connections through mentoring, so our students are college and career ready.