The Promise: Higher Education Will Turn Your Dreams Into Reality

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Use duPont Youth to Achieve Your Career Goals

Listen to Fellow Students Urge You to Pursue College

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Where Are Students Like You Attending  Colleges and Universities?

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Avery, Class of 2020, Howard University
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What We Can Do For You

Du Pont Youth is a nonprofit dedicated to equity for students pursuing higher education.  We can be involved with you from restoring your academic background to be consistent with your ambitions for a career and college to ensuring you have the resources to survive and be successful in your first year of college.  Our fees for personal advising and research are modest and based on a sliding scale reflecting the income and size of your family.  And, if you are a homeless student or an unaccompanied youth, don't hesitate to use us.  We have an entire guide for you. 

Completing High School to

Prepare for College

Searching for Careers

and Colleges

Finding Financial Aid           to Afford College

Applying to Colleges 

and Universities

Succeeding in and Surviving 

the First Year in College


No Talent Lies Latent is an exciting concept under development and there is no charge for the initial five      hours.  Du Pont Youth has experience in developing credentials in the Arts for students to use to access college and universities that match these talents.  Austin Dean Ashford is an example of a student who went from not finishing high school to pursuing a Ph.D. in the Arts.  This is an exerpt of a play he wrote and performed winning Kennedy Center honors.

No Talent Lies Latent

Austin Dean Ashford from Black Book
Explore on Your Own
Some students may register as DuPont Youth Scholars and prefer to work independently using materials on this website.  No problem.  We'll even provide you guidance by email or chat if you need searches by us to locate additional colleges/universities or careers beyond the ones posted above.

We encourage you to view the Self-Help Guide for Youth Without Homes as it may contain important information that you can use.

Finally, there is a partial list of the courses that we can arrange for you to complete if you need these as credentials but your high school does not offer them.  This will require you to email or use chat with us.

There are almost an unaccountable number of ways for you to become a rocket scientist, a chef, an artist or one of the best surgeons in America.  We should know because we have taught them all.

Find a Career Where You Stand Out.

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A Rocket Scientist at 22, Tiera Guinn Fletcher
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Our mission is to serve teens distinguished by their race, ethnicity, or circumstance who share a dedication to using their talent to secure a rewarding future.

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Our free college planning session will allow us to assess your needs and identify possible solutions so you can meet your ambitions and goals.  You will automatically be considered a DuPont Youth Scholar eligible for professional guidance or the many free services that we offer.

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