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2022 | 2023 is a Milestone Year for Bright Futures

The school year hasn't begun yet - but Bright Futures Park City has an eye on spring 2023 graduation... for great reason!

A number of students in the very first BF Park City cohort are on track graduate from college in May! 

The Bright Futures Initiative started in 2016, following a three-year research period. This year (September 2022), there are 127 students (10th graders through 4th-year college students) working their way to ~and through~ college. 

By fall of 2023, we expect to support 150+ high school and college students! 

Bright Futures, one of PCEF's 8 Signature Initiatives, walks alongside Park City's first-generation students as they prepare for, succeed in, and graduate college.  We make a long-term commitment to our students, providing a college-readiness curriculum, individualized coaching, peer support and financial assistance from 10th grade through college graduation.

Similar programs have an 86% graduation rate.

Our 53 current college students have collectively achieved a 90% college progression rate as of July 2022!

Compare this with the 11% national graduation rate for first-generation students battling income barriers.


127 students are enrolled in Bright Futures Park City for Fall 2022!

Here's how that number breaks down:

Bright Futures College Students → 52

  • 11 Fourth-year college students (PCHS Class of 2019) 
      → → On track to graduate May '23 | Dec.'23 | May '24!
  • 13 Third-year college students (PCHS Class of 2020) 
  • 17 Second-year college students (PCHS Class of 2021)
  • 12 First-year college students (PCHS Class of 2022)

Bright Futures High School Students → 68 

  • 24 12th-grade students enrolled (PCHS Class of 2023) 
  • 20 11th-grade students enrolled(PCHS Class of 2024)
  • 30 10th-grade students applied (PCHS Class of 2025)

Metrics for Bright Futures Park City

  • 98% matriculation rate straight from high school
      → → (52%: nat'l average for low-income students)
  • 90% college student retention rate
      → → 11%: nat'l average for students battling income barriers
  • 33 BF students worked in Summer 2022 internships
      → → 32% of current student population!
  • On average, 90% of our college-aged students participate in career mentor programming.

It takes a lot of support to get our students to ~and through~ college!

If you would like to learn more about Bright Futures, or help our motivated, hard-working students by making a contribution, we invite you to click this direct link


*July 2022

Your Impact This Year

  • Students Reached


  • Invested in Our Schools


  • Parent Participation 2021/22


  • Programs Funded


  • John C Kish Foundation
    John C Kish Foundation
  • Montage Deer Valley
    Montage Deer Valley
  • Park City Community Foundation
    Park City Community Foundation
  • Park City Mountain Resort
    Park City Mountain Resort
  • Vail Epic Promise
    Vail Epic Promise
  • Park City Municipal
    Park City Municipal
  • United Way of SLC
    United Way of SLC
  • Zions Bank
    Zions Bank
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