AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

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Donate“My freshman year, my home life was chaos. We had just moved into a small apartment when my mom lost her job, and we were at risk of becoming homeless. So, this is where AVID filled the void for me. Even though I had obstacles to overcome in my personal life, for a few hours each day, I could forget about my problems and focus on school. 

In AVID, my achievements were celebrated, my hardships were acknowledged, and I was allowed to discover who I was meant to be. I had stability, which, in turn, provided me with an environment focused on learning. I am going to college and have been offered a full ride to study Environmental Science at Westminster College. It’s not a dream anymore – it will soon be my reality.” – Viridiana Martinez, AVID Alumna


For more about Viridiana and other students like her, see AVID in the News.

AVID has been making the college dream a reality for hundreds of thousands of students just like Viridiana for more than three decades. Currently, AVID provides more than 1.5 million students the means to excel academically and prepare for college success in more than 5,700 schools in 46 states and 16 countries/territories.

Over 98% of AVID high school seniors graduate from high school and over 79% are accepted to four-year colleges – consistently! See more AVID student results and data!

With your gift to strengthen AVID’s work, our students will continue to rise to the toughest challenges, exemplify incredible courage, and defy the odds.

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Contributions to AVID Center, a 501(c)(3) organization, are tax-deductible to the full extent allowable by law.