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 30 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.

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College and Career Readiness (CCR) Training

We are focusing our June CCR Advisor training towards parents and families. All trainings give participants the tools they need to prepare underserved youth for the workplace and help them understand how the college and career readiness space has been transformed in recent months.

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CFES in The Hill

CFES President and CEO, Rick Dalton, writes about the crucial need to get more rural kids to college.

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CFES commits $1.5m to rural schools

CFES announced a new North Country College & Career Readiness program at April 22 press conference. As CFES will raise $1.5m, there will be no cost to schools. Schools in Vermont and Northeastern New York can apply here.

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