Project GRAD




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Thanks to a grant from AT&T’s Aspire Initiative, students at Southwest Middle School and High School will have even greater college and career opportunities.

Students in 7th – 12th grades will benefit from the program.  Check the schedule for your event date(s).

The Mission of Project GRAD Houston

Project GRAD improves lives in low-income communities by helping students develop and achieve their educational aspirations.

Did You Know?

  • More than 6,750 students have enrolled in college with Project GRAD’s support.
  • More than 1,900 GRAD Scholars have graduated college.
  • More than 2,000 GRAD Scholars are currently enrolled in college and pursuing their degrees.
  • GRAD Scholars are on track to achieve a 60% college completion rate – nearly 2.5 times the rate of their peers throughout Texas.

Starting before ninth grade and continuing through college graduation and into careers, Project GRAD staff and volunteers support students at critical junctures of their educational path to make sure they accomplish their goals. We nurture their dreams early in high school, build confidence and self-awareness, provide information and guidance, help them get into college and find financial aid, and guide them on the journey to and through college and in obtaining a workforce certificate, associate’s degree, or bachelor’s degree. At every stage, we support students and their families to help them navigate obstacles that might derail success.