The mission and sole purpose of opportunity programs is to enhance the overall educational experience for students, especially blacks and those of other backgrounds. It is my hope that others begin to recognize the importance and continuance of them so we can expand the horizons of students who are unable to imagine life outside of their own surroundings. Offering career and financial counseling, exposure to diverse job opportunities, and how to utilize skills to their advantage is invaluable. Many people can attribute their success to similar programs where they were taught the fundamentals of education but more importantly, giving back to the community. If we all decide to hold ourselves accountable for creating a cycle of giving, there will be a higher retention and graduation rate among colored students in higher education.