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     OUR
     IMPACT

Changing the face of
college attainment.

Closing the college opportunity gap
for young men of color.

As an organization of color, we believe in an impact that represents and addresses the reality faced by communities of color, that indicates pathways for equitable change, and celebrates the diversity of life-changing results we are humbled to have brought about. 

Member Testimonial 

Donald Byers 

IYT has a proven track record of increasing college readiness (A-G completion), high school graduation rates, and college attendance rates in YMOC across race and ethnicity. 

IYT MEMBER OUTCOMES VS STATEWIDE RATES FOR YMOC

High School Graduation Rate

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State

College Readiness

IYT

African
American
+12

Hispanic
Latino
 +23

African
American

Hispanic
Latino

Pacific
Islander
 +23

Two or more
races
 +20

Pacific
Islander

Two or more
races

College-going Rate

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African
American
+30

Hispanic
Latino
 +28

Pacific
Islander
 +28

Two or more
races
 +25

African
American

Hispanic
Latino

Pacific
Islander

Two or more
races

Behind each of our data points are innumerable stories of our members overcoming challenges, discovering and celebrating their authentic selves, and pursuing their passions.

To and Through College:
IYT Member Testimonial 

Samual Lauderdale, IYT Class I 

2015 Valley High School Graduate / IYT College Academy

2021 Sacramento State Graduate / IYT U

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"I joined the IYT program in April 2013. IYT essentially represented a gateway to a life of knowledge and wealth that my family had never experienced. I became the first in my family to go to a 4-year university. Because I come from a single parent family, live in an impoverished community and almost all the men in my family have an extreme criminal record, the odds were just stacked against me in a way that I felt like I could not overcome them; However, with the resources and guidance of IYT, I was able to bring out the potential out of a kid that didn't see a way out for himself or those around him.  I became the first in my family to attend a 4-year university and look forward to continue to mentor young men like myself along the way. Ultimately, IYT continues to give me the guidance I need to continue to become a better scholar and a better man."

Newly Released:
2019-2020 Annual Impact Report

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Our inaugural report looks back at a
year filled with challenges, hope,
and brotherhood.


Download the report here