Changing the Story

8% living in poverty earn a 4-year degree


67% of new jobs require post-secondary education


90% of our buddies report they want to go to College


96% of our buddies believe doing well in school is important


89% of Parents report improvement in their child’s scholastic achievement


89% of our buddies report learning a great deal about different careers


62% of third grade Buddies achieved ISTEP+ scores >5% higher than their peers


84% of mentors report being more likely to continue with community service after College Mentors for Kids