The mission of The Excel Center is to provide adults the opportunity and support to earn a high school diploma and begin post-secondary education while developing career paths in sectors of the local economy that offer better-than-average employment and growth opportunities. The Excel Center’s school model is built upon the foundation of helping students identify any of academic as well as non-academic barriers that might stand in the way of them completing their education, including but not limited to any personal, interpersonal, or environmental issues. People who drop out of high school are 3 times more likely to be unemployed than college graduates and earn, on average, $8,000 less than high school graduates annually. Through the power of education, The Excel Center’s goal is to set people on a pathway towards better career prospects that lead to economic self-sufficiency.
2015 (Memphis Chapter)