Mission and Values

The Mission of Collegiate Crossings is…

To empower young adults to make a difference in their communities. By providing expert college planning—from choosing the best-fit schools to creating financial plans to pay for education—we help students who might fall through the cracks leverage the power of postsecondary education to create opportunities they would not otherwise have.

Interpretation of Mission Elements:

“To empower young adults to make a difference in their communities.” This is the core of why CC was founded in the first place and it is the ultimate goal of our work. This is “why” we exist. The whole point of everything we do is to create good humans who give back to the community because they are doing something that they are well-suited for, enjoy, and they live with gratitude and a desire to give back. Our most fundamental goal is NOT acceptance into college. Instead, it is the result of getting a student into the right school with the right support and financial plan to see them through to graduation. It is the result of what thoughtful and appropriately planned education. Our most fundamental goal is the result of higher education—a good person, doing good things for their communities.

“By providing expert college planning—from choosing the best-fit schools to creating financial plans to pay for education…” This is the actual activity of our work with clients. This is HOW we accomplish our WHY (empowering young adults to make a difference in their communities). There’s a lot of experience and expertise that went into creating our unique college planning program—and that’s part of what makes it so effective. At the end of the day, this is the tool we use to build our “why.”

“…we help students who might fall through the cracks leverage the power of postsecondary education to create opportunities they would not otherwise have.” This speaks to “WHO” we are here to serve. Due to the complexity of college application, selection, and financing, everyone is at risk for missing something important that could significantly impact their future. However, low-income and first-generation students are at higher risk for missing opportunities. Another regularly overlooked demographic is middle-income kids with average grades. These students usually don’t have money for college, yet they don’t qualify for as much support and average grades don’t open up academic rewards either. Middle-income families often have the hardest time sorting through the college maze. We were founded on the intention of creating a net for those who might fall through the cracks.