THE COLLEGE R-E-D PROGRAM
COLLEGE AND CAREER READY, EMPOWERED AND DETERMINED
MEET THE TEAM
FOUNDER & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
M.ED, School Counseling
CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER
M.S., Youth Development Leadership
STUDENT SUCCESS ASSISTANT
Business Finance Major
WHY COLLEGE R-E-D?
After failing the SAT/ACT a combined 6 times, Travis Pinckney, finally passed on the 7th try. His resiliency and determination landed him a full scholarship to the University of North Florida, a bachelor's degree in education and a Master's degree in School Counseling. After identifying the key factors that led to his success: Readiness (skills and information), Empowerment (people and affirmation), and Determination (attitude and dedication), he founded The College R-E-D Program to help students across the nation succeed!
College R-E-D™ provides engaging college, career, and life readiness videos and live programs to elementary, middle, high school, and college students.
We also provide educational engagement services that train and support parents, educators, advisers with culturally relevant tools to better engage students.
COLLEGE R-E-D™ COACHING
"LET US MAKE YOUR SCHOOL COOL"
College R-E-D Coaching provides cutting edge engagement strategies for schools and professionals that have been proven effective to prevent school, program and classroom disengagement.
THE COLLEGE R-E-D PROGRAM™
THE "COOLEST" PREP FOR COLLEGE AND CAREER
The College R-E-D™ program engages kids, teens, and young adults with fun-filled interactive in-person and video-based workshops that motivate them to graduate high school, enroll in a college degree or post-secondary institution, and thrive in their careers to become economically independent adulthoods.
COLLEGE R-E-D™ T-SHIRTS
THE "COOLEST" WAY TO REP YOUR DREAM
College R-E-D™ T-shirts allow students, educators, and parents to visually promote and encourage success. Students "brand" success by earning shirts when they meet"Readiness, Empowerment and Determination" criteria.
STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE
“You helped us expand our school culture to a level we never thought possible. Thank you, College R-E-D Culture, for believing in us and pushing us forward. We really couldn’t have done it without you.”
SOUTH CREEK MIDDLE SCHOOL, ADMINISTRATION
"When I was deferred from FAMU, Mr. Pinckney empowered me to study, retake SAT test, and let go of negative peers. I am glad to be one of the first College R-E-D students blazing the trails for other at-risk students."
MONICA MYRICK, VICE PRESIDENT FAMU 2014 FRESHMAN CLASS
Travis has a passion for our youth in Jacksonville. He served my employees children with the College RED Culture program to help them get one step closer to success in school.
MEL GOTTLIEB, CEO OF GOTTLIEB & ASSOCIATES
“The College R-E-D ™ program helped me stay on track when I felt like giving up on school and life. Mr. Pinckney taught me what it means to be and stay determined to succeed. Although I was homeless and my father had life in prison, I retook my ACT test three times and received a full-ride scholarship to UNF through David and Ann Hicks. I am glad Mr. Pinckney did not let me give up on my education.”