Many schools in our region state that they want support to meet student's academic, social, and emotional needs.
20% of our 40,000 annual college graduates leave the region, citing an inability to find a job.
Students held back a grade are 2.6 times more likely to drop out of school. Lack of resources are a barrier to success.
Quest students are Motivated to forge their personal Pathways to Success. By equipping them with tools, access, information, and knowledge, students are able to make choices for a successful future.
Clairton High School
North Hills High School
Perry High School
The Neighborhood Academy
Will Allen Foundation provides students with enhanced educational experiences that will prepare the to seek opportunities in the innovation economy and sectors such as healthcare, financial services, and advanced manufacturing.
The Quest program helps students develop their potential for leadership and professional development through very personalized programming and coaching.
Students learn the importance of managing their own personal physical and mental health, avoidance of risk behaviors, as well as how they can have an impact on the health of their communities.
When provided with the right set of tools and resources, students develop a sense of personal identity and confidence that empowers them to take charge of their future.
Recognizing that we all have a responsibility to improve our communities, Quest students engage in civic activities and community service projects.
By providing students with education in personal financial management, wealth acquisition and wealth management, students are empowered to advance their personal economic mobility and that of their communities.
The Quest program strives to provide the very best resources and tools for the students. As a part of the program the students visit and explore science and technology labs, health science and research facilities, cultural art centers and financial institutions.
The exploration assists the students in making well in formed college and professional career choices.
Quest also fosters partnerships with local businessmen and women, as well as key local organizations to share their areas of expertise with the students in the program. It is our hope and expectation that our students will improve in all aspects of their lives by utilizing the skills learned through program participation.
Ultimately, it is our goal that Quest will not only lead to classroom success, evidenced by improved grades and test scores but also greater personal and professional maturation. We are dedicated in building each student into productive leaders of tomorrow.
"Quest helped me plan things out better and made me into a well-rounded person. We have learned so much more than what we would in our regular classes. Classes in high school don’t teach you the information you need to know once you graduate."
"Quest has taught me what I need to step into the future. It has helped us learn to tackle the daunting tasks no one had ever prepared us for – How do you lead a healthy lifestyle? How do I prepare for an interview What is a credit score? Quest has given me an advantage in preparing for the world to come that I wish all students could have."
"The Will Allen Foundation does great work with children and for people who work with kids – it’s a breath of fresh air to see someone who does it for the right reasons. Thank you for sharing what God has blessed you with. The highest regards to you and the people of your foundation. Keep up the great work!"