We need your help to encourage students to reach their goals and aspirations.

As a partner to "The Compelling Why," you are providing a much-needed boost and encouragement to "students of promise," – those who are caught in the academic middle, smart and articulate, but not achieving their greatest potential. Participation is easy. Just commit to staffing opportunity fairs and visiting with students. Be part of the village making a difference.

School District Partners:


Featured Education and Youth Service Program Partners:

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a college-readiness system designed to increase the number of students who enroll in four-year colleges. Although AVID serves all students, it focuses on the least served students in the academic middle. The formula is simple - raise expectations of students and, with the AVID support system in place, they will rise to the challenge.
Boys and Girls Club of Greater Dallas
The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Dallas enables all young people, especially those who need it most to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Dallas Urban Debate Alliance
Helping students to develop critical thinking and research skills through competitive policy debate.
Education is Freedom
Education is Freedom (EIF) was founded on the belief that every young person deserves the opportunity for a college education. Providing students with a roadmap to complete high school and gain access to college, EIF impacts the academic success of urban youth through a comprehensive school-based program. EIF focuses on academic standards, including personal guidance, professional development, SAT/ACT and college preparation, mentoring, scholarship assistance and academic achievement incentives.
Girls Inc.
Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas inspires all girls to be Strong, Smart and Bold. The vision of Girls Inc. is to enable girls, ages 6-18, to become strong, smart and bold, and graduate from high school equipped for success with personal effectiveness, academic, and career planning competencies.
Step Up
Step Up propels girls living in or going to school to fulfill their potential by empowering them to become confident, college-bound, career-focused, and ready to join the next generation of professional women.
Volunteer Now
VolunteerNow® supports all causes that do good by recruiting volunteers, including teenagers seeking community-based volunteer opportunities.