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Our Mission
Our Mission

Access propels at-risk middle school students through high school and on to college and career success with enrichment, counseling, and scholarships.

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Our Students
Our Students

97% of Access students represent minority populations.
94% qualify for free/reduced lunch.
66% live in single-parent households.

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Our Impact
Our Impact

99% accepted to private, college-preparatory high schools.
98% graduate high school on-time.
96% accepted to colleges, universities, and other post-secondary schools.

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Access Academies: Enrichment ~ Counseling ~ Scholarships

Access was founded in 2005 by a small group of St. Louisans convinced that education was the most enduring path out of poverty. Embracing an innovative model that emphasized extended school days, a challenging enrichment curriculum, and hands-on counseling, they started the first Academy with 15 students in a single South City middle school. Today, Access partners with four middle schools and 25 private high schools, and it serves over 500 students across the St. Louis metropolitan area.

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Education is one of the greatest forces in the fight to end poverty. You can make a meaningful difference in the lives of countless children by supporting Access Academies.
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