The REDI College Access Program is a vital and much needed program in the Southwest Tennessee region. Since its inception in March 2010, they have worked with over 3,000 deserving students to assist them in the entire college exploration, application and enrollment process. Many students in the region have the ability to get into some type of post secondary educational institution just not the knowledge on how to navigate the process or the money to pay for it. REDI works with these students and their families to successfully navigate the process, get them accepted and enrolled and to help find the much needed financial assistance to make this all happen.
During this academic year, they will also offer a variety of programs and services related to education that will help to prepare them and get them actively involved in this educational quest. As it is needed, they will also work with their many partners and resources to provide additional services to the students who need them. The ultimate goal is enrollment into some type of post secondary education and successful completion of a degree or certificate that will allow them to be employable and be productive citizens of their respective communities.