OneGoal implements a results-driven model that proves that with the support of a strong college persistence model and a dedicated teacher, students can dramatically improve their academic performance and become competitive - and successful - college students. In a nation where only eight percent of ninth graders from low-income communities are expected to graduate from college, 87 percent of OneGoal's high school graduates have enrolled in college. Of those who enroll, 85 percent are persisting in college or have graduated with a college degree.
Every student deserves a college education and for that reason, OneGoal does not have a specific candidate profile for Fellows, nor do we admit students based on family income or demonstrated academic performance. Instead, we target high school sophomores with a range of academic performances who exhibit potential and commitment to our program. We encourage our teachers to select students in their school who will most benefit from the OneGoal program, most often students with GPAs and ACT scores at or below the school average.
We estimate that 87 percent of our Fellows come from low-income households, as reported by Chicago Public Schools Scorecard data. We expect to have information about our Houston Fellows in Spring 2013, and we will post this information at that time.
If you are a high school student and want to bring OneGoal to your high school, please email us or complete and submit this form. If you are a college student and want to start or join a G1/Alumni group, please click here. If you would like to review our list of current high schools and Program Directors, please click here.
"OneGoal made me realize that every day shapes me and my future. It has given me the courage to become a better person and take control of the life I want."
- Dominique, University of Illinois, Class of 2015