Featured Partner: Education Opens Doors

Education Opens Doors equips middle and high school students with the knowledge and soft skills needed to navigate the college-going process through the Roadmap to Success curriculum.  Since its inception in 2012, Roadmap to Success has impacted more than 15,000 Dallas students and demonstrates an average of 47% growth in college knowledge. 

In 2015, the Foundation became the inaugural funder to introduce the Roadmap to Success program to local Catholic schools.  What began with a program in two Catholic schools, serving approximately 100 students, has now grown to eight diocesan schools, training approximately 500 students.  As a result, students and parents are better prepared to apply for and understand how to pay for college as well as apply to Catholic high schools, if they choose.  In the past three years, applications to Catholic high schools have increased from these diocesan schools as a result of Education Opens Doors.

Our partnership with The Mike & Mary Terry Family Foundation has been the catalyst for our program’s impact in the Catholic Diocese of Dallas.  Their gift enabled us to partner with new campuses, students, and families who otherwise would not have had the opportunity to receive important information about college access.
— Jayda Batchelder, Executive Director