Educational Attainment

Defined as high school graduation and post-secondary attainment

Values and Goals

At PYO we believe…

  • Knowledge leads to engaged citizenship
  • Economic opportunities increase significantly with post-secondary attainment
  • Educational attainment fosters self-sufficiency (self-advocacy, independent learner)

We want our students to…

  • Graduate on time from high school
  • Graduate with GPAs that allow our students to enroll in UNC schools
  • Identify and support students best served through community college
  • Post–secondary education does not put undue financial strain (debt) on the student
  • Post- secondary education students will complete degree/course

Opportunities Provided

  • Academic Assessment
  • Tutoring on Duke University’s campus with undergrads and community volunteers
  • SAT/ACT prep sessions for Juniors and Seniors
  • College advising, enrollment and scholarship information
  • College support and case management for post-secondary education
  • College Visits
  • Educational Advocacy
  • Summer academic enrichment

Community Partners

Duke’s Office of Durham and Regional Affairs GoDurham ACCESS Website Partners for Success Website