Building Promising Pathways to Postsecondary Education
As a member of the local community, we want to help identify and communicate transformative pathways to post-secondary educational opportunities by connecting the community to resources important to future career success. By doing this, we will begin to build a college-going culture together within the Chautauqua and Cattaraugus county regions.
Our mission is to build a college-going culture within Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties.
Identify and communicate pathways to transformative postsecondary educational opportunities by connecting the community to resources important to future career success.
We identify “the community” as students, parents/guardians, educators, non-profit and profit organizations.
What is a College-Going Culture?
“College-going culture refers to the environment, attitudes, and practices in schools and communities that encourage students and their families to obtain the information, tools, and perspectives to enhance access to and success in post-secondary education.”
- University of California, College Tools for Schools
Why is this important?
Studies show that post-secondary education is linked to greater lifetime earnings, better health outcomes, and more engaged community members, just to name a few of the positive impacts (How College Shapes Lives: Understanding the Issues, October 2013).
Individuals, families, and communities all benefit from the ripple-effect of a more educated and skilled society. We can work together to improve our region and our communities by continuing students’ strong educational foundations beyond high school.