NINE NICKELS OPPORTUNITY FUND

The purpose of the Nine Nickels Opportunity Fund is to provide funding for life-changing enrichment opportunities and tools for promising students from low and mid-level socio-economic backgrounds.  These opportunities will include enrichment camps, lectures and workshops, online programs, college visits, tutoring services, and tuition support that would otherwise be cost prohibitive to their family.  The goal of the fund is to limit the number of missed opportunities to succeed because of financial constraints, as well as to enable students to have some of the same enrichment experiences their more affluent peers take advantage of.   By funding these opportunities Nine Nickels will bridge the opportunity gap experienced by many of our country’s brightest students and enable them to maximize their potential.  

The fund helps great young men and women become exceptional and impactful contributors to society. The fund also helps to provide long-term career guidance and support for students who do not have access to viable life-changing career advice at home.  The vision is to change kids lives the better, and to have them pay their opportunity forward once they have made it.

Apply for an Opportunity Fund grant here.


CAREER MAPPING

The Nine Nickels Career Mapping module provides resources that aid students in understanding the specific steps needed to achieve their career goals.  The goal of this program is to expose students to a variety of professions and viable career paths beyond the typical and limited list of jobs they are already familiar with – doctor, lawyer, police officer, professional athlete, etc. 

We believe a person needs to see their goal in order to attain it. By exposing students early on to a realistic picture of what it takes to achieve their dreams,  Nine Nickels will give students a tangible idea of the skills and steps needed to achieve their most audacious career goals.  We are a mentor that grants access to a wealth of knowledge that is not readily available in all communities.


Admission & ENROLLMENT CONSULTING 

Nine Nickels provides admissions and enrollment consulting for both schools and families. We are resource for families looking for better educational options for their children. We help parents locate great independent and charter schools, and help them make informed decision by helping families understand each school’s unique qualities. We then assist families in navigating the admission and financial aid processes.

We provide strategic support to schools seeking to accomplish their diversity and enrollment objectives.  We assist with student recruiting ideas, as well as success and retention programs. We help great schools connect with great families by bridging the information gap between the two.