Reach for College! was founded in 2005 by two urban educators who saw how to help traditionally disadvantaged students overcome the obstacles to higher education. In the District, only 43% of students graduate and nearly half of those never attend college, leaving the vast majority unprepared for a world in which over 80% of jobs will require post-secondary education. So every day, as part of their academic schedule, 2,000 students in more than 40 classes in DC use RFC’s curricular materials to boost their skills in college-level reading, writing, and time management. Classes in SAT prep, college selection and application, and financial aid, help them navigate the application maze. And personalized attention makes all the difference: RFC-trained teachers encourage the less confident students, cajole the procrastinators, and celebrate with all the students when the acceptance letters roll in. And they do: 100% of RFC students receive college acceptances and 80% enroll in college right after graduation. It costs RFC $165 to get a student into college. You can play a role in the next acceptance.