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College for Every Student (CFES)

College for Every Student (CFES)

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"College For Every Student (CFES) — formerly Foundation for Excellent Schools (FES) — is a nonprofit organization committed to raising the academic aspirations and performance of underserved youth so that they can prepare for, gain access to, and succeed in college.

The essence of CFES is the engagement of each student in three high-impact practices that enable them to take steps toward college. Research confirms that student engagement in CFES Core Practices is correlated with higher aspirations and improved academic performance. Over the last two years, for example, 96 percent of CFES high school seniors have gone on to college."

The three Core Practices are:
  • Pathways to College
  • Mentoring
  • Leadership through Service

OAOC is involved with the Leatherstocking chapter of CFES.  This chapter is sponsored by the Clark Foundation.