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