College and Career Readiness alone doesn’t build resilience,
in a Post Covid-19 world, students will need READINESS, EMPOWERMENT, and DETERMINATION to overcome obstacles on the path to high school graduation and their college and career dreams...
Travis Pinckney, M.Ed.~ CEO & FOUNDER
COLLEGE AND CAREER R-E-D™ (CCR) is a college and career video-based preparation program that provides culturally relevant interactive videos (CCRTV) and live virtual sessions (CCRLIVE) for high school students across the United States. CCR provides services for ALL students but especially bottom-quartile and academic bubble students in low performing high schools. Our vision is to end generational poverty by helping students become Ready, Empowered, and Determined to graduate on-time from high school, attend a college or post-secondary institution, attain an essential career, and ultimately become economically independent.
What We Teach
College and Career Prep Skills
We help students master the college application process, pursue their chosen career paths, and learn the school success strategies needed to graduate on-time. Our Immersive On-Demand Videos and Virtually live sessions are aligned to the ASCA K-12 standards for student success
ACT and SAT Vocabulary
We help students remain motivated to Reach Academic Progress
in reading, language arts, and
college entrance exams
by teaching and rapping
ACT & SAT vocabulary words and assessing knowledge through interactive quizzes.
Academic Tenacity and Grit
Students learn that they are capable of increasing academic achievement, no matter where they are on their educational path. Students are equipped with strategies to excel as students in and out of the classroom through empowerment from our CCR coaches.
View Our Interactive Video Features
CCRTV helps students "lean in" to their learning instead of leaning back inactively.
Interactive ACT & SAT Vocabulary Test Prep Video Quizzes
Engaging College and Career Prep Videos
What We Measure
Readiness (Skills and Information)
High School Graduation Data: CCR students achieved a 100% graduation rate for the 2019-2020 school year.
College Acceptance Data: CCR students demonstrated a 93% college acceptance rate compared to a demographically identical control group in the same school at 59%.
State Test Proficiency: 10th graders at a CCR supported school had the largest increase in state standardized testing proficiency within their school district during 2018-2019. CCR students exceeded their 10th-grade peers by 10 percentage points.
Grade Point Averages: CCR's lowest-performing students' average GPA is 2.6 compared to a similar control group who averaged at a 2.3 GPA
Empowerment (Social, Emotional Support and Affirmation)
Social-Emotional Support: 5% more CCR students reported not feeling alone on their path to graduation
Determination ( Growth Mindset, Attitude and Dedication)
Attendance Data: CCR students were absent an average of 9.5% total days compared to the collective student body who were absent for 12.5% total days out of the school year. An identical demographic group of students in the same school who did not receive CCR assistance was absent on average 13.2% of total days compared to their CCR peers. This data represents the 2018-2019 school year.