CREED is a nonprofit, independent educational consulting organization committed to empowering our youth and their families. We help them develop skills and knowledge required to navigate the complex decisions associated with enrolling, attending, and participating fully in a college or university of their choice. CREED motivates our youth through their selection process and matriculation, and continues to provide support for them during their undergraduate years.
A successful CREED participant will enjoy their college years and emerge as a well rounded scholar and graduate. Our youth will be prepared to join the work force, lead their communities and motivate other young people.
The CREED College Readiness Program began in February of 2010 as an idea to assist high school students in their efforts to navigate the sometimes complicated college admissions processes. We believe that educating young people and their families about the processes involved in pursuing higher ed is important to student success. Financial aid regulations, estimating college costs, knowing enrollment procedures, and adjusting their plans to accommodate for unexpected expenses and circumstances (exp. a family illness) determining hidden costs are skills all students need to be successful.
In the brief time since founding the organization, CREED has been able to provide educational consulting services to all students who have requested them.
CREED incorporated in Pennsylvania in '10, & received 501(c)3 tax exempt status in '11.
Class of 2020
COVID 19 changed this year's graduation celebrations, but we still regonize high school and college graduates. they are recognized here our website, and on the CREED Facebook page. Join us in congratulating this year's 2020 graduates; Destiny Barry (McDowell, Erie), Kaleah Barry (Perseus Charter, Erie), Kaleb Biglow (Muskogee High, Oklahoma) and college students Lonnie Barker Jr. (University of Oklahoma) and Quetcy Betancort (SUNY Oneonta, NY). They have succeeded in the most stressful of circumstances. We are so proud of them. Believing in our Youth! Dr. Terrence Mitchell, CREED Executive Director.
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CREED supports the Standards of Practice of both the Independent Educational Consultant Association (IECA) and the National Association for College Admissions Counselors (NACAC).