Helping Youth Maximize Their Potential

through interaction with role models, extra-curricular engagement, personal responsibility and self-motivation

Helping Youth Maximize Their Potential

Through interactions with role models, extra-curricular engagement, personal responsibility and self-motivation.

Encouraging students to reach their goals and aspirations

Too many young people, particularly those from traditionally underserved groups are not maximizing their potential as evidenced by lower rates of college and career readiness, post-secondary persistence and completion, and lower levels of income. The Compelling Why aims to plug the leaks that often are beyond the reach of our public education entities. See our mission


of Dallas County Students are College-Ready

but only


of Dallas County African-American and Hispanic Students are College-Ready

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Our work would not be possible without the support of educators, community partners and investors.  Let’s work together to provide a much-needed boost and encouragement to “students of promise.” 

Calendar of Events

Produced 29 Success Sessions reaching more than 4,400 students from Carrollton-Farmers Branch, Dallas, Irving, Grand Prairie and Richardson Independent School Districts and Uplift Education and KIPP Academy public charter school networks. Join us at our next event!

Upcoming Success Sessions TBA
“The Compelling Why series has done a great deal for the scholars of Uplift Heights Preparatory. It has been truly awe-inspiring to see our scholars, both male and female, walk away from these seminars feeling empowered, motivated, but most importantly a sense of belonging in the realm of success. The moderator, and panel of guests for the last four years have been nothing short of magnificent. ”
Nicole Lyons
Dean of College Prep at Uplift Heights Preparatory

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