We are staying positive, strong, and together so that this crisis never prevents a student from achieving their college dreams.
Our goal is to keep our students connected to and engaged with their education, and our promise is a college degree.
Little did we know that COVID-19 would be the true test of the strength of our Fellowship program. Our Fellows, near peer mentors and recent college graduates, have become the go-to trusted source for thousands of Bay Area students from low-income backgrounds. This crisis has emphasized just how much these relationships matter. Our Fellows make a deep impact on our students—serving as their critical link to education and reaching their hearts and minds, even in times of great distress.
Our Fellows, near peer mentors and recent college graduates, are drawing on the trust and strong relationships they forged with students prior to the pandemic to help them in this time of need. Watch them in action
As you just saw, our Fellows are working tirelessly, one student at a time, to bridge the widening gap to their educational opportunities – connecting them to the support, guidance, and resources they need by:
COVID-19 has rocked our world. While we don’t yet know all that will change because of it, we do know this:
Education is imperative—it is the foundation of a just and equitable society. And now, more than ever, postsecondary education is essential to our economic recovery, and to the healing and reshaping of our communities and the nation.
Our Fellowship program works. The valued, trusted, and enduring relationships our Fellows establish with students has made it possible for us to be the critical link to their education and other resources during these challenging times.
This is why 10,000 Degrees is seeking support to expand our Fellowship program throughout the Bay Area. For every Fellow we embed on a high school or college campus, the student reach and impact is exponential. You can count on us. We will always be there for our students—now and throughout their college journey.
You can make an immediate and positive impact on our students and support the work we are doing right now.
Thank you for all of your support, especially during these difficult and uncertain times. We know we will get through this, together.
We will continue to add to this list. Please email our Marketing Director, Alaina Yoakum, if you have additions or suggestions.