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 2018
We have so many graduates to be proud of this year. I will start listing them here and if you know of more please add them and their parents or loved ones to the page.
High school graduates for the class of 2018 are, so far: Addisen Mitchell (parents Dr. Rhonda Matthews and Mr. Terrence Mitchell), Kaleb Smith (parent Elisha Brown and Kory Jackson), Rikki Abdallah (parent, Tamia Dixon), Brid Gorman (parent Erin Gorman), Angelique Bruner (B.K. and Monique Bruner) and Liam Leveto (parent Dr. Jess Leveto).
College Graduates are, so far; Eric Davis (Langston University) parents Corey and Sherie Davis, Danielle Collier (University of Missouri) parents Reggie and Courtney Collier, and one of our first CREED students, Demarius Newsome (Emory Law School) grandmother Rev. Berta Newsome-Jones.
Join us in congratulating these young people. We will send out graduation gifts all summer, so add names and parents fb pages as you learn of them. We will provide as many gifts as we can. If you want to help, you can donate for a general student or someone specific. We will get it to them.
Congratulations graduates. So proud of all of you.
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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).