College and career readiness
At CFES Brilliant Pathways, we’ve always led with an unflinching conviction that a college education is the surest path to financial security. And with millions of high-paying jobs projected to go unfilled in coming years, underserved communities need to do a better job of sending their children to college. It’s a matter of economic survival—for the students, and the places they live.
But we’ve also learned that getting to college is just the start. It’s not enough to show a student how to get to college; they need the skills and knowledge to thrive there. In recent years, we’ve placed an increased emphasis on college and career readiness so students are prepared for the increased workload and responsibility they’ll face on campus. In many of the communities we work, counselors are responsible for too many students to do effective college counseling. It’s why we’ve committed to training 5,000 college and career readiness advisors in the coming years, to handle this important work.