Our Vision and Mission

We will create a movement to ensure every child has the opportunity to reach their dreams.

We provide mentorship, in-school learning, summer opportunities, and scholarships to help ensure students have access to post-secondary education and employment.

Our Program

To help students get to and through post-secondary education, we provide four critical pieces of support: (1) in-school learning, (2) mentorship, (3) summer programs; and (4) scholarships.

  1. In-School Learning

    1. We hire a college intern to work 10-hours per week at each of our partner high schools. The college intern is an alum of the high school she works at and she meets with our high school mentees to provide further support and guidance.
  2. Mentorship

    1. We pair high school students with college mentors who are alums of their high school. The mentors check-in with the high school students monthly to help them navigate high school and reach post-secondary education.
    2. We pair post-secondary students with young professional mentors, who share their career interests. The mentors check-in with their mentees monthly to help them navigate their post-secondary education and secure a job.
  3. Summer Programs

    1. We connect high school students with summer programs, which help students discover career interests and expose them to college.
    2. We connect post-secondary students to summer internships which help them reach their career goals.
  4. Scholarships

    1. We provide scholarships to help students attend summer programs and reach post-secondary education.

Board of Directors

Somir Paul


Jimmy Collins

President at Silversand
Services, Inc. and Silversand
Investments LLC

Pro Bono Consultants

Dan Blankenship

Accounting Advisor

Adrianna Chrestopoulos

Data Advisor

Olivia de Jesus

Social Media Advisor

Jeff Jones

Insurance Advisor

Zack Marx-Kuo

Curriculum Advisor

Nida Nazam

Marketing Advisor

Carmen Rojas

Social Media Advisor

Johnny Williams

Legal Advisor

Board of Advisors

Shiroy Aspandiar

Board of Advisor

Rick Cruz

Board of Advisor

Luiz Elizondo-Thomson

Board of Advisor

Stephanie Gilliam

Board of Advisor

Heather Golden

Board of Advisor

Rey Guerra

Board of Advisor

John Hansen

Board of Advisor

Patrick Lesley

Board of Advisor

Anjua Mehta

Board of Advisor

Swati Narayan

Board of Advisor

Oscar Roa

Board of Advisor

Ron Soligo

Board of Advisor

Karthik Soora

Board of Advisor

Carla Stevens

Board of Advisor

Ruth Lopez Turley

Board of Advisor