College For Every Student (CFES) Overview
Target demographics: Low-income K-12 youth.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 20,000 students
Geographic areas served: the United States and Ireland
Programs: College For Every Student engages every CFES Scholar in three high-impact practices – Mentoring, Leadership Through Service, and Pathways to College – that research has shown develop essential skills to raise aspirations, improve students’ preparation for college, and develop leadership skills that help underserved youth achieve college success.
Mentoring: Every Scholar receives individualized support and assistance from a community member, college student, and/or peer.
Leadership Through Service: Scholars participate in leadership training and ongoing service projects that make their schools and communities better places, and develop self-confidence and other essential personal skills that will help them gain access to and succeed in college.
Pathways to College: Scholars visit campuses, interact with college students and faculty, and receive instructive exposure to the college admission process, financial aid programs, and other aspects of the higher education experience.