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AVID - Advancement Via Individual Determination 

AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
 
The AVID Philosophy
AVID, Advancement via Individual Determination, is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary opportunities.  Established more than 30 years ago with one teacher in one classroom, AVID today impacts more than 1,000,000 students in 46 states and 16 other countries/territories.
 
As stated on their website: “AVID is not just another program...at its heart,  AVID is a philosophy.  Hold students accountable to the highest standards, provide academic and social support, and they will rise to the challenge.