Right now, countless young women are at the wrong school or do not have the proper resources to thrive.
Awesome biology students are attending schools without pre-med tracks. Girls who thrive in small classroom settings are drowning in massive lecture halls. Would-be world leaders are losing interest in politics without access to killer international relations courses.
Why the mismatches? It’s simple: A shocking number of bright, talented young women are unable to visit different universities before making their final enrollment decisions. Limited by travel budget, these high school students can’t get a look at schools beforehand.
But money isn’t the only factor that puts blinders on female high school students. There are emotional concerns too. Many teens are afraid of leaving home to attend a college hundreds of thousands of miles away. They definitely aren’t going to make that leap without familiarizing themselves first with the campus.
So where can they turn? The 1,000 Dreams Fund is proud to introduce Project: Girls On The Rise (PGOTR) — our new program for American high school women. PGOTR helps fund those critical college visits and college-bound costs so young women with bright minds and bright futures can find that perfect school and thrive.