On Saturday, July 13, CFES Brilliant Pathways will host a Summer Gala to help rebuild rural America by strategically investing in programs to change life trajectories and foster economic and civil vitality in these often-overlooked places.
All funds raised at the event will be used to help students become college and career ready in 15 schools in New York, Vermont, and other high-need areas. The gala will generate funds through attendance, raffle tickets, and a silent and live auction.
Today’s high-paying jobs demand college-educated candidates. Yet rural youth are less likely to get a postsecondary degree than their urban counterparts. This is especially relevant to the North Country where college attendance rates are low and the need for an educated workforce is increasing.
“We’ve got to prepare students to fill the thousands of jobs that are going to require some form of post-secondary education over the next 10 years,” said CFES President Rick Dalton. “It’s critical to the economic vitality of the North Country and the future of its young people.”
As the only national non-profit of its kind located in a rural community (Essex, NY), CFES is uniquely positioned to help students in New York, Vermont and other rural areas. CFES provides underserved communities, schools and youth the tools they need to remain vibrant and competitive in the 21st century.
Relying on research-driven methods and best practices, CFES has helped more than 100,000 students go to college over the last 28 years. Thisyear alone, CFES is working with 25,000 students in 150 schools in 30 states and Ireland with a goal of sending another 100,000 students to college over the next six years.
For more information: https://brilliantpathways.org/events/