Welcome to the CREED College Readiness Program!

The CREED COLLEGE READINESS PROGRAM helps young people reach their educational goals and attend the college of their choice.

CREED offers:

College Readiness Workshops

Individual Education Consulting

Undergraduate Retention Minigrant Program

Undergraduate Nonprofit Management Internships



The goal of CREED is to:

  1. Help students and their families make affordable and attainable college choices that match the student’s abilities and interests.
  2. Provide information and experienced advice to students and their parents to increase their potential for success.
  3. Work with students once they arrive on their respective campus to provide them support and guidance to ensure their persistence and subsequent graduation from their institutions.

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About Us

CREED was founded in 2010 with the intent to help young people with their college decision making process.  Our name, CREED, is symbolic of our motto: Believing in our Youth. 


Our mission and vision statements, along with a brief history help illuminate our hopes for our program's participants.  Click here to learn more about us.

"Thanks to all of you for your support over the past three years.  As we enter our fourth year, we have focused our efforts on reading, readiness, retention and research.  These specific foci are a result of an assessment of our past work and needs expressed by our participants.  As always, we need your support to continue the work with our students.  Your help is so appreciated and necessary; your contributions help us stay true to our mission and to our goal to keep our services to our students and families without costs.  Though you will soon receive a fundraising appeal, consider making a donation now at creedonline.org/donate-to-creed", Terrence Mitchell, Executive Director. 



1st ANNUAL Graduation Celebration focuses on Meadville College Grads

On May 25th, 2014 from 2-4:30pm, CREED will celebrate the college graduations of four of our earliest program participants.  We are looking forward to celebrating these young people and their accomplishments on our fourth anniversary.  They all are demonstrative of the work that we continue with CREED.  Believing in our Youth!  T. Mitchell & R. Matthews, Co-Founders, CREED


SPRING/SUMMER NEWSLETTER: Featured Contributor - Ms. Crystal Austin Seymore.  Longtime CREED supporter, donor, and executive board secretary, Ms. Seymore, discusses the importance of our work with CREED.  Ms. Crystal coordinates our efforts to include the youth of Buffalo in our programs and has long advocated for our adherence to our original mission.  Also included will be plans for the next internship, an overview of our ideas for next year, and pictures from our graduation celebration.  


ATTN:  Higher Ed Administrators, Faculty and Graduate Students.

CREED is accepting submissions for the Spring and Summer editions of its newsletter, Believing in our Youth.  If you have an idea for an article, story or opportunity that you want to share with our students, families and stakeholders; please email  creedcollegereadinessprogram@gmail.com.  

Spring publication deadline; March 1 and Summer, June 1 annually.   

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