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Believing the College Dream

It's Never Too Early to Inspire Kids with the Promise of College

Believing the College Dream

Think 4th grade is too early to start planning for college? Neither do we. That's why we created Believing the College Dream, so you can start talking to your middle schoolers now.

Believing the College Dream helps 4th through 8th grade students and their families by:

  • Showing them that going to college is within their grasp
  • Helping them believe in themselves and their ability to succeed in school
  • Teaching them how to identify people they can trust to support their journey in education
  • Giving families and communities tools, information and the college-bound attitude they need to support their children

We created Believing the College Dream for teachers, counselors and community-based organizations—anyone who is working to open the door to higher education for college hopefuls.

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The entire Believing the College Dream curriculum is available for immediate download at no cost.

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Table of contents

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For the digital publication of the Believing the College Dream educator guide, go the Issuu website.

Upcoming Believing the College Dream Workshops

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