CLIENT  The Pearson Foundation
PRODUCED BY  Collective Hunch

• Director & Editor Alyssa Fedele
• Camera Mario Furloni, Hervé Cohen
 Audio Thomas Gorman

Every year, thousands of students enter high school with no plans for the future. They arrive unfocused and leave unprepared. What they lack — and what they desperately need — are the skills and encouragement to succeed.

That's the inspiration behind Plan Ahead.

Plan Ahead is a semester-long college and career readiness course designed to help students map out and achieve their academic, personal and career goals. Taught by trained educators and supported by school counselors, it gives students the insights to make informed decisions about what they want out of life — and how to accomplish it.