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generation next

Generation Next, a program of Community Action Lehigh Valley, is a college readiness, access, and completion program created to correct disparities in education. Our program works with students to achieve college admission, integrate into college life, and complete a post-secondary program or trade focus.

Generation Next students receive programming within their high school classrooms to develop the essential skills used to navigate high school and college while building a better understanding of themselves.

To become a mentor, lead a workshop, or be a guest speaker for SHE or Generation Next, contact:

Did you know that our youth programs qualify us to help you receive tax credit?

We are proud to partner with the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program to help you receive credit on your tax return when you support Community Action or one of our programs.


Students must meet 2 of the 3 requirements:

  • Students of color

  • First generation college students

  • Students eligible for free/reduced lunch

Generation Next currently serves high school students in the Allentown Area School District, Bethlehem Area School District, and Easton Area School District.  Interested students should contact their school's Guidance Counselor.

in the classroom

Our Generation Next program features:

College Visits

One-On-One Mentoring

Guest Speakers

SAT Prep

FASFA Form Assistance

Student Led Conversations

Social Justice Projects

Mentoring SHE Students

Job and Internship Networking

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Through generous gifts from donors and a partnership with Bethlehem restaurant Apollo Grill, Generation Next offers a Scholarship Fund to help students navigate the financial challenges of their post-secondary education careers. Scholarships are competitive, based on academic achievement/promise, and demonstrated financial need.

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