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 households 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.
65 high school students; 7 postsecondary students
4 partner programs - Adamson H.S., CityLab H.S., Sunset H.S., and Sunset PTECH
21 seniors: 100% graduation rate; 81% enrolled in a postsecondary institution this Fall (compare with Dallas County rate of 44% - Commit! 2022 Dallas County Scorecard)
- 44 non-seniors; 98% promoted to next grade level
- 71% of our Next Gen Mentoring pairs met for 2 or more consecutive years
- 100% of our Edge students who were enrolled in a postsecondary institution in the Fall of 2023 will enroll again in the Fall of 2024
Since 2014, we have been creating life long-connections through mentoring, so our students are college and career ready.