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College Ready

Helping states and school districts improve high school graduation rates and prepare students for college.

While wacky, the Soul of our Socks is truly about empowerment in the workplace.

 

So we want to do our part to help people feel both confident and prepared during that tumultuous job hunt. We’ve partnered with organizations around the country to help prepare students for college and beyond and will be donating a piece of the proceeds from every sock sold.

 

Yeah, we are only selling socks – but we are selling them to the future of America.

Empowering Students

Access to higher education has improved in recent years, and today nearly one-third of all students enrolled in U.S. institutions of higher education are the first in their families to pursue a degree. Despite this growth in college access, there is still a disparity in graduation rates among first-generation college students and their peers.

Today, only 11% of low-income, first-generation college students complete four-year degrees. Many Leave school in good academic standing.

– AmericanNeedsYou.org

The need for a college education is growing. By 2020, it is estimated that 65% of all jobs will require a college education.

Even so, college isn’t enough.

50% of hiring managers reported that even after finishing a four-year degree, recent college graduates are not “job ready”.

Proud affiliate of ANY – America Needs You. 

A portion of all Soul Socks proceeds are donated to the fellowship programs provided by American Needs You. The fellowship programs available through America Needs You gives students access to mentorship and support, networking opportunities, intensive career development, as well as one-on-one mentorship.

By purchasing a pair of Soul Socks you’re helping students all over the country gain access to higher education and build a skill set that will prepare them for long-term careers and future success.

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