Since 1990, the Beat the Odds program has transformed young lives and emboldened youth on their path into adulthood. We are grateful to all who have supported this program over the years and honored to have played a part in amplifying the strength and talent of our Beat the Odds honorees.
While we are retiring the CDF Beat the Odds program and brand, a new program is coming that will provide more robust support for young people and we look forward to your continued support.
To our current Beat the Odds youth: We are not abandoning you. We will honor all current commitments and continue to support you in your journey to and through college.
To our Beat the Odds alumni: You are forever a part of our CDF family. And as such, we will lift each other up and call on each other for support when our families and communities are in need.
To our partners and donors: We will intensify our youth leadership development and organizing efforts under a newly created team and extend the reach of our widely known and highly regarded CDF Freedom Schools®. We hope you will consider investing in youth in 2022 with a gift to these direct-service programs.
We at CDF will spend this year reflecting on the past 30 years and exploring how we can propel upcoming generations into successful futures with a new program under a new name which we will announce in early 2023. This bold undertaking is a part of our larger commitment to develop the next generation of youth leaders and organizers.