Helping Youth Maximize Their Potential

Through interactions with role models, extra-curricular engagement, personal responsibility and self-motivation.

Encouraging students to reach their goals and aspirations

Too many young people, particularly those from traditionally underserved groups are not maximizing their potential as evidenced by lower college and career readiness rates, post-secondary persistence and completion, and lower levels of income. The Compelling Why aims to plug the leaks that often are beyond the reach of our public education entities. See our mission


of Dallas County students are college-ready

but only

15% and 18%

of African American and Hispanic/Latin students, respectively, are college-ready

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Our work would not be possible without the support of educators, community partners and investors.  Let’s work together to provide a much-needed boost and encouragement to “students of promise.” 

Calendar of Events

The Compelling Why has produced more than 80 Success Sessions and Leadership Series discussions reaching more than 7,800 students from Carrollton-Farmers Branch, Dallas, Irving, Grand Prairie, Lewisville and Richardson Independent School Districts and Cityscape, KIPP Texas-DFW and Uplift Education public charter school networks.

See calendar for upcoming events!
“I love the Compelling Why program and everything it does for our students!”
School District Counselor

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