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Higher Edge
35 Redden Avenue
New London
CT
6320
Contact Name:
Chris Soto
Contact Email:
Program Description:
Higher Edge serves as Eastern Connecticut’s only community based organization solely dedicated to college access and persistence for low-income and first-generation college bound students.
Established:
2011
Number of Students Served:
100
Funding:
State, Foundation, Individual
Mission Statement:
Higher Edge guides low-income and first-generation students through enrollment, retention, and graduation from college by providing the support and resources needed for success
Objectives:
The goal of Higher Edge is for every participant to graduate high school and enroll in a two- or four-year college and ultimately graduate with a bachelor’s degree. While guiding students to enrollment is critical, it’s only the first step on the path to graduation. Too many talented students enroll in college but leave without earning a degree. As such, we succeed when our students walk across the stage with a college degree in hand.
Specialty:
One-on-one Mentoring / Coaching
College and Postsecondary Planning:
Yes
High School (9-12):
Yes
After School:
Yes
Weekends:
Yes
Male:
30%
Female:
70%
First Generation:
100%
Two Year:
23%
Four Year:
75%
Other (including military, workforce, vocational/trade school):
2%
American Indian or Alaska Native:
30%
Black or African American:
65%
White (Including Middle Eastern):
5%