In 1963, Everett Brandon, JD and Henry Lucas, Jr., DDS founded PACT, Inc. to address the severe need of academically disadvantaged youth in the Bay Area. PACT, Inc.'s mission is to substantially increase these young adults' access to higher education. Since its' inception, PACT, Inc. has served 60,000 young people; over 36,000 of these students matriculating to colleges and post-secondary institutions. The organization specializes in developing relationships, cultivating positive experiences and following through curriculum for low-income youths. PACT, Inc. also offers comprehensive school-based tutoring, college advising and financial aid assistance to 2,255 students; 67% of whom live in poverty.