My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for 10,000 Degrees, San Rafael, CA, USA
I am a college student who grew up in Marin County. My investment in educational equity was perhaps a product of the cycle of poverty I grew up in. With that, I've been involved with a lot of ways to be engaged in college access programs and community uplift.
When I was a high school sophomore, I was accepted into 10,000 Degrees and went through their weeklong summer program. After that, throughout high school AND college, I have been engaged with their support, workshops, scholarships, and other activities.
10,000 Degrees is one of many college access/scholarship programs. But what sets them apart is how grand they are in relation to how involved they are with individual students.
I don't know many organizations that have as many students as 10KD does. With such huge reaches around colleges, you'd expect them to seem less involved with students. This is not the case.
I have greatly felt the involvement of 10KD staff in my life. They have a constant presence, often visiting my school to provide support, and even going out of their way to pester me about submitting my application for their scholarship. It feels like they are just as invested in my success as I am, which I dont feel from many other forms of authority.