Education transforms lives…
In urban communities across America at-risk high school students from low income families are constantly evaluating what role, if any, higher education will play in their future. For these students and their families, the decision to attend college can be both a financial and a social hurdle. For many would-be first generation college students leaving their immediate surroundings and spending a day on a college campus is a dream unfulfilled.
Statistics show that over one’s lifetime a college degree will improve one’s earning potential and quality of life by more than twice that of high school graduates. But the results are much deeper and even more meaningful for disadvantaged students. For disadvantaged, low-income minority students the pursuit, acceptance and graduation from college develops them socially to serve as mentors and role models to others in their community.