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

14%

of Dallas County Students are College-Ready

but only

6%

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 37 Success Sessions and Leadership Series discussions reaching more than 5,600 students from Carrollton-Farmers Branch, Dallas, Irving, Grand Prairie and Richardson Independent School Districts and Uplift Education and KIPP Academy public charter school networks.

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“I love the Compelling Why program and everything it does for our students!”
Janice Eichelberger
Student Assistance Counselor, Lake Highlands Junior High, Richardson ISD

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