COLLEGE & CREDENTIALS COMPLETION
THE SEED FOUNDATION
The SEED Foundation
In a first-of-its-kind approach, the SEED Foundation provides low income youth with a college preparatory and Monday-Friday boarding school education. A twenty-four hour learning environment that lasts from sixth through twelfth grades features an academic and life skills curriculum, mental and physical health services, and social enrichment programs. SEED students graduate high school at rates above 90 percent, and over 60 percent of those graduates have or are perusing a college degree.
In 2009, President Obama praised SEED as “a true success story, a place where for four of the last five years, every graduate from SEED School was admitted to college. Every graduate.” SEED schools go beyond college admissions, and focus on best fit college matching according academics, financial aid, social benefits and historical graduation rates
The SEED Foundation is a longtime member of the C3N network. As the network shifts focus onto city-wide strategies that promote post-secondary credential attainment, the SEED foundation is excited to share its research detailing college matching for the benefit of all District Youth.