We believe that all students—not just those with the best grades or the most resources—have the ability and deserve the opportunity to earn a postsecondary degree. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the traditional school model, disproportionately affected students from low-income communities, and disrupted critical advising structures built to support a successful college or postsecondary journey. The result has been devastating: more students from these communities are navigating and preparing for life after high school on their own.
1 in 5
high school students postponed or canceled their postsecondary plans this past spring. Those plans may never get picked up again.
of college dropouts never return, a National Student Clearinghouse report last year found. Even fewer graduate.
Despite significant challenges, our Fellows continue to express their commitment to further their education and pursue their dreams. OneGoal has made responsive pivots to meet our Fellows in the moment. When you give to OneGoal, you keep students’ dreams on track.
Fellows can now access our program anywhere and set their own pace regardless of whether their school is using an in-person, remote, or hybrid model.
We’ve updated our curriculum to honor the present moment in time, including the impact of a global pandemic and the movement for racial and social justice.
The online experience privileges connection to both their cohort and Program Director so Fellows’ community of support, albeit virtually, remains strong.
Whether you’re a regular contributor to making OneGoal’s work possible or are considering making your first gift, Fellows need your support now more than ever. Your investment in OneGoal is an investment in a brilliant student and one that will create a more equitable world for generations of students to come.