Our Vision and Mission

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

Our mission is to provide learning experiences, mentorship, summer opportunities, scholarships, and individualized support to ensure students get to and through post-secondary education and into the workforce.

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.

Board of Advisors

Dan Blankenship

President of Daniel Blankenship CPA

Adrianna Chrestopoulos

Project Manager at Safal Partners

Jeff Jones

President of W. M. Jones Insurance Co.

Johnny Williams

Attorney, Solo Practitioner

Shiroy Aspandiar

Co-Founder, COO of Ladder

Rick Cruz

Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer

Luiz Elizondo-Thomson

Former ED, Teach For America Houston

Heather Golden

Parent and Community Leader

Rey Guerra

Manager - Capital Improvement Programs at Harris County, Precinct Two

John Hansen

Houston Community College Board Chair

Anjua Mehta

Parent and Community Leader

Swati Narayan

Parent and Community Leader

Oscar Roa

Financial Advisor at AXA Advisors, LLC

Ron Soligo

Emeritus Professor at Rice University

Karthik Soora

Associate in Market Utility and Origination at First Solar

Carla Stevens

Retired Assistant Superintendent at Houston ISD

Ruth Lopez Turley

Professor at Rice University and Founder & Director of Houston Education Research Consortium