Staff Photo June 2015
New Student Group Photo June 2015

Determined To Succeed provides highly motivated students from low-income families with comprehensive year-round academic, enrichment, and social-emotional support from middle school through college graduation.


Our goal is 100% college enrollment and graduation.


Coming Soon….

We hope you like our new logo that’s now live on our website and social media. We’ll also be updating this site, posting new photos, and and sharing new blog posts soon! Stay tuned…. And follow us on Facebook and Twitter!


2014 National Book Award Winner, Jacqueline Woodson meets with Determined To Succeed students to discuss her memoir BROWN GIRL DREAMING!

Children’s Book World introduced the amazingly talented young adult author, Jacqueline Woodson to our middle and high school students by giving each student a copy of her magnificently written memoir to read prior to meeting Ms. Woodson for an exclusive author discussion and question and answer session in October. The students prepared thoughtful, articulate questions […]


Lizardo’s Story

One of co-founder Sara Hahn’s 5th grade students who inspired her to create Determined To Succeed is a junior at Syracuse University and is learning the film and television business from every angle as a film major and intern at Paramount Studios. Lizardo’s passion and curiosity about every facet of the making of film and […]

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