Mission Focus

Restore Education: Providing a Pathway to a Brighter Future

| Updated September 14, 2018

Helping students reach levels of higher education, one stage at a time.

After receiving its nonprofit status in 2008, Restore Education works with at-risk youth in San Antonio, Texas to formulate a path to higher education. Restore Education began as a small, church-based endeavor in 1997. Today the organization has helped over 4,000 youth take steps forward in their education and prepare for college, with the belief that post-secondary education and success is for everyone.

Pathway programs for any stage in the journey to a post-secondary education

Restore Education offers a variety of services and programs to empower and enable students with the knowledge and skills necessary for successful, positive impact in their own lives, the lives of their families and their communities.

Passport to College

26 percent of San Antonio residents, age 25 and older, have a high school diploma or GED as their highest educational attainment (U.S. Census, 2010).

Participants must be willing to commit to working hard at earning their GED (General Equivalency Diploma), earn college credit and be college-ready.

Services offered for getting your GED:

  • Free initial assessment test and interview
  • Individualized course work to fit your specific needs
  • Free GED instruction to prepare for the test
  • One-on-one and computer based tutoring
  • Flexible or part-time hours to fit your schedule

Assistance after completion includes:

  • Assistance in enrolling for various degrees in Healthcare and Information Technology
  • ASVAB preparation, official testing and Military referrals to all branches
  • Enrollment in certification programs (auto mechanics, CNA, pharmacy technician, veterinary technician, medical office assistant and more)
  • Enrollment in the Compass program for assistance with completion of an associate’s or bachelor’s degree

Compass

By 2020, 60 percent of all jobs in the economy will require a technical certificate or college degree (Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2015).

First generation college students are supported during their first year of college studies. It is important to guide participants on through to post-secondary programs because it is a critical time where the link to education can be broken.

Services offered:

  • Financial aid preparation assistance
  • Financial literacy course
  • College advising and degree planning
  • Registration assistance
  • Transfer planning assistance
  • Resume, job search and interview skill preparation assistance
  • Tutoring for college courses
  • Study space and access to laptops
  • College textbook library

Fast Pass

Research suggests that by allowing students in high school to complete a single college course, their chances of attending college and eventually graduating increase (Struhl & Vargas, 2013).

Get ready for college with support from Restore Education. One-on-one tutoring is available with provided individualized preparation materials, which are based on a student’s diagnostic results and goals.

Services offered:

  • One-on-one tutoring
  • Individualized college preparation materials
  • College application assistance
  • Financial aid application assistance
  • Degree plan advising

A wise man is strong, and a person of knowledge increases power

Post-secondary credentials are the gateway to family-supporting wages and the key to improving the economic health of Bexar County and South Texas. Restore Education is focused on improving the quality of life by nourishing minds with self-paced curriculums for any stage of the journey.

To find out more about Restore Education, visit them here: restoreeducation.com

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Restore Education is a non-profit organization committed to helping students achieve their educational goals and reach their full potential.