We are a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide educational enrichment programs that develop and support youth in overcoming barriers to achievement.
Since our inception by Berea College over 100 years ago, we have empowered disadvantaged youth to overcome adversity through education. Our primary purpose is to holistically develop students in an educational culture that stresses academic achievement and graduation from college. It is our belief that students can break the cycle of poverty in their families through higher education. We operate year-round, nontraditional educational programs for approximately 400 disadvantaged students ages two through college.