PurposeNav is an independent educational consulting firm designed to prepare students for the pursuit of post-secondary endeavors. PurposeNav provides a variety of services for students and families in the planning process, thereby increasing college-and-career readiness.
Navigating Pathways Towards Purpose. PurposeNav is committed to helping students, especially students of color, graduate from high school prepared for their post-secondary endeavors whether that is enrolling in a two- or four-year credit-bearing institution, trade-certification program, direct entry into the workforce, pursuing entrepreneurship, and more. PurposeNav’s success is defined by the level to which students and families feel empowered to pursue their chosen post-secondary endeavor(s) and the family’s ability to support the student in their pursuits.
Students of color face unique challenges that are burdensome and can prevent them from having the future of their dreams. Research shows that people of color have lower earning potential, take out more in student loans, take longer to graduate from college, graduate from college at lower rates, and are admitted to college at lower rates. In addition, students only receive an average of about 30 minutes for college planning support from their school counselor over the span of their high school career. Recognizing the limited capacity of school counselors to provide adequate college-planning support for students and families, PurposeNav supplements school-based supports with a comprehensive and individualized planning service designed to address their unique needs.
Commitment to Student, Family, and Community Success. PurposeNav and affiliates ensure unwavering commitment to students, families, and communities in helping them achieve their desired goals. PurposeNav prioritizes client needs and adopts research-based philosophies in business operations and service delivery to bring the client’s desired goals to reality.
Culturally Relevant Practices To truly address the needs of students of color and their families, we relate all aspects of our services within the context of their identity and experience. Using this approach affirms our belief that students and families already have the knowledge, abilities, and networks that can, and should, be leveraged to help them meet their goals.
Commitment to Equity. With the understanding that needs vary from client to client across racial, socio-economic, and geographic backgrounds, PurposeNav’s personalized client services are deep-rooted in equity. Delivery of services from an equitable lens maintains the standard of excellence expected from clients in order to meet their respective needs. PurposeNav ensures that each client will receive adequate support including, but not limited to, the time, attention, and resources needed to meet their desired goals.