Summit 54, College Track Team Up on Education (VIDEO)

[ 0 ] November 9, 2011 |

Tony Caine, founder of Summit 54

Two education groups have teamed up to help inner-city high schoolers get into college and broaden their prospects for a better life.

Summit 54, founded last year by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Tony Cainehas partnered with College Track, founded by the late Apple Founder Steve Jobs’ wife, Laurene Powell Jobs, and Carlos Watson. Since launching in California in 1997, College Track has expanded to Oakland and New Orleans, and now Aurora. Summit 54 works in close partnerships with Colorado schools, teachers and community organizations to help identify the students who might benefit the most from the program and to help them, both academically and financially, get into – and graduate from – college. The organization recently partnered with the after-school college prep program, College Track, to maximize opportunities for selected students in Aurora, CO.

Watch genConnect’s interview with Tony Caine about Summit 54

In the Summit 54 program, each student receives a personalized road map and works closely with trained mentors and educators that guide them to achieve success in all areas of life — school, career, fitness, spirituality, the arts and more.

“A goal without a plan is simply a dream,” Caine told genConnect.

Watch genConnect’s interview with Tony Caine below:

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About Tony Caine: Founder of Summit 54, Summit 54 takes motivated inner city eighth grade students and encouraged them to harness their strengths through climbing -- as well as programs that develop personal skills, math skills and more, [...]
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