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every child deserves

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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Contributed profoundly to my success



DTS has contributed profoundly to my success in college by giving me the necessary tools and advice to succeed. By getting us prepared for college beforehand rather than throwing us into the water without any help really propelled me to succeed in college. By giving us advice like not doing homework in our dorm rooms and going to office hours on the first week of school was very beneficial towards my college experience.



Second Family Away From Home



Before joining DTS my technological skills were mediocre and I knew very little on how to surf the web.  Now I know how to develop a website.  I can now program a calculator in two programming languages.  Society today is becoming more and more tech-based and these skills might help in a job.



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.

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