Education Opens Doors

Education Opens Doors

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Supporting Texas Teachers in Readying Students for College and Career Pathways

Since 2012, Education Opens Doors (EOD), a Texas-based nonprofit organization, has been encouraging students to dream big about their futures and coaching teachers and counselors on how to support those dreams in the classroom. By partnering with schools and student-centered community programs, EOD equips middle and early high school students – who typically receive less than an hour of college and career advising over four years – from predominately low-income communities and diverse backgrounds with the knowledge and skills they need to realize their college and career potential. The organization develops training resources and utilizes a best-in-class curriculum to help teachers lead discussions and student-centered, measurable exercises on topics such as time management, financial literacy, high school choice, self-awareness, college affordability, and college and career readiness skills. These subjects aren’t traditionally taught in the classroom but data has shown they are essential for students, especially those who are the first in their families to aspire to college, to imagine and successfully navigate post-secondary pathways.

With a grant from All Points North Foundation, Education Opens Doors will partner with educators in Dallas and Fort Worth-area school districts to implement its interactive student curriculum, consisting of a 360-page guidebook and online programming, in order to integrate college and career readiness learning into the school day. Through the program, EOD aims to provide 15,000 students in the 2021-22 academic year with 900 minutes of active college planning and career preparation discussion led by their educators. Teachers can implement the curriculum either within one semester or one full academic year.

Education Opens Doors, with All Points North Foundation’s support, will continue to increase exposure to college knowledge, beginning in middle school, with the goal of improving high school graduation rates and increasing college and postsecondary enrollment, persistence and completion for all students.

For more information: www.educationopensdoors.org

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