Our Mission

We help students make opportunities happen.

Every student deserves a chance to forge their own route to a bright future – no matter where they’re from, or what resources are available to them. For 26 years, we’ve worked side-by-side with schools, colleges and businesses to help students find their own brilliant pathways by becoming college and career ready.


“This grant will create a cohort of the students who will lift each other up as well bring an educated workforce and jobs to the region,” said CFES President and CEO Rick Dalton.

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Mentoring Madness

On January 14, CFES Brilliant Pathways put on the largest mentoring event in North Country history! Check out the recap here:

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NPR Interview

CFES President Rick Dalton discussed “Cultivating Diversity on Vermont’s College Campuses” on NPR with UVM’s Jaydeen Santos.

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