“A college degree symbolizes success in my eyes. It will lead me to a financially stable future and an advanced career path that allows room for personal and professional growth. My parents did not attend college or understand the steps it takes to apply to college, so I knew they wouldn’t be able to help me as I began the application process.”
Betty, Bentley University '17
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The College Access Program (CAP) provides the intensive, individualized advising that closes the gap between college aspirations and college enrollment for first-generation, low-income students.
Our Outcomes | This year the highly successful CAP is supporting 70 low-income, first-generation 12th graders to apply to and enroll in college. In our 2016-17 CAP cohort, an impressive 98% of 12th graders completed the program, and 97% of those students enrolled in college in the fall.
The Need | In Providence, 88% of 12th graders plan to attend college, but only 38% enroll within 6 months of high school graduation (source: RI Kids Count). The average guidance counselor caseload is 350 students, a structural challenge that ensures few students have access to personalized college advising.