Inside of you lies incredible potential!

And believe it or not, there are people out there who care about you and want to encourage you to achieve beyond the familiarity of your neighborhood. Education is the key. And we believe in you and your ability to stretch yourself to achieve more than you ever dreamed possible.

"YOU control your destiny, and with the help of mentors, partners and resources of "The Compelling Why," you can do it. You're not alone.

We are here to help you reach your goals and aspirations.

Student FAQ

Q: I attended one of The Compelling Why Success Sessions. Now what?

A: Take action! Visit our partner page and get connected with one of education and youth service organizations. Also, consider one of the school-based organizations that are already on your campus. Go see your counselor!

Q: Can I contact a panelist I met at the Success Session?

A: Yes! Send your request to and we will forward your request to the panelist.

Q: How can I stay connected with The Compelling Why (CW)?

A: One way to stay connected is by signing up to receive communications from CW. Periodically, we will send college preparation and local event information directly to your email or phone so you have access to the latest resources and opportunities to help you reach your post-high school goals. Another way is by viewing the CW videos. Several CW Success Sessionswere filmed, and we have edited them down to some of the most memorable and inspiring moments. Check it out!

Q: How can I attend another Compelling Why Success Session?

A: Sign up to receive communications from CW, and we will let you know when there is a summer Success Session offering that you can attend. Decisions regarding spring and fall Success Session are made collaboratively between CW and your school district.