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Since 1998, PEAK has focused on the segment of Chicago’s youth that is most overlooked: academically average students from our city’s most challenging and under-served neighborhoods.

Through a rigorous interview process, we look to identify incoming freshmen who demonstrate the grit, ability, and desire necessary to flourish in life if only given financial, educational and personal support through their high school years. For over 20 years now, PEAK has proven successful in changing life’s narrative for hundreds of scholars.

PEAK's secret sauce is the combination of a four-year full-tuition high school scholarship with an award-winning mentoring program. PEAK mentors are paired with a scholar at the start of freshman year and commit to this 1:1 relationship for all four years.

Since inception, PEAK has partnered with Holy Trinity High School, a Brothers of the Holy Cross School. All of our scholars receive a rigorous values-based education in Holy Trinity's nurturing and academically challenging environment. Learn more about our education partner, Holy Trinity High School.