College For Every Student (CFES) is a nonprofit organization committed to raising the academic aspirations and performance of underserved youth so that they can prepare for, gain access to, and succeed in college. CFES currently works with 200 rural and urban schools and districts in 24 states. Each school works with more than 50 CFES Scholars (low-income youth), most of whom would be first in their family to pursue higher education, to help them get to college and succeed there.
The essence of College For Every Student is the engagement of every CFES Scholar in three high-impact practices that research has shown effective in not only getting students on track toward college, but also helping them persist once there –Mentoring, Leadership through Service, and Pathways to College. The three core practices are introduced through a comprehensive framework of CFES support and services designed to help each school identify a cohort of low-income, first-generation students (known as CFES Scholars), develop and strengthen partnerships with colleges, and implement an annual plan of activities incorporating the core practices that will create a college-going culture.
Middle School (6-8):
High School (9-12):
Hispanic/Latino (including Spain):
American Indian or Alaska Native:
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White (Including Middle Eastern):