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to lead a happy, healthy and productive life

Determined to Succeed (DTS) is a college access and success program that provides highly motivated, underserved students with comprehensive, year-round support and resources for academics, overall wellness, and social and emotional growth, in order to realize their goals of high school and college graduation and set themselves on the path to fulfilling futures.

The DTS approach to college success is progressive, holistic and impactful. Students are much more than the sum of their grades and test scores. Only when the whole child, including his background, culture and personal circumstances and experiences, is considered and supported will we increase the rate of college success.

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The DTS approach to college success is progressive, holistic and impactful

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The DTS program is a comprehensive eight-year journey

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I had a rough transition into college. The workload, the friends, the weather was all a very difficult adjustment.  I hope to be able to show students starting the college transition that you can still be hardworking while maintaining a healthy mentality.



I recall the end of my junior year struggling heavily in my academic and personal life, and [my Advisor] being willing to host me in her home, even feeding me dinner, so that I could have a calm place to study and finish the year off strong.

DTS Opened Doors for Me



Before I joined DTS, I knew I wanted to go to college but I had no idea how I was going to pay for it, how to apply, what should be expected at a college level education, almost nothing. The reason for this is because I am the first in my family to go to college, so I have nobody to tell me what to expect and how to achieve a college acceptance. Luckily, I got noticed by DTS and joined the DTS family which opened up many doors for me.

Supportive, Compassionate, Generous



DTS = supportive, compassionate, generous, and most importantly family.

Grateful that I had a support system



One of the most important things I realized during the college preparation process was that a) it takes a lot of time and it's confusing, and b) felt grateful that I had a support system because it is hard to do this on your own.

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