Our Signature Program | Paving The Way

The Rainbow EDU Paving Program is an individually tailored, cutting-edge enrichment curriculum designed to give students a holistic, meaningful, and multifaceted foundation for working their way toward a deeply rewarding education. Along the way, they learn how to transform self-discovery into an actionable life plan.  REC has several options for the Paving Program––both short and long term. Long term engagement is the crème-de-la-crème and designed to lay the groundwork for the entire trajectory toward the college of your dreams. From identity exploration to entrepreneurial development, from finding and marketing to just the right schools, from testing strategy to the application process, from writing the perfect personal statements to portfolio development––we help you find your path and pave the way.


The Paving Program has proven game-changing for many of our students over the years, resulting in admissions to the most sought-after undergraduate and graduate programs.

Amherst College

Brown University

CalTech | California Institute of Technology

Columbia University

Cornell University

Harvard University

Harvey-Mudd College

Johns Hopkins University

MIT | Massachusetts Institute of Technology

New York University

Northwestern University

Oxford University

Pomona College

Princeton University

RISD | Rhode Island School of Design

RPI | Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Stanford University

The Juilliard School

UCLA | University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Berkeley

University of Chicago

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

University of Pennsylvania

USC | University of Southern California

Vassar College

Wesleyan College

Williams College

Yale University

Paving the Way to the College of Your Dreams

REC combines the strategic expertise of highly sought-after educators, professional college admissions experts, and teen life coaches to execute a carefully laid out, achievable program. We strive to pinpoint and cultivate the tools needed to develop a confident sense of self and a strong foundation in how the admissions process works.  Students acquire an understanding of their unique signature, and how to most compellingly market this signature to the opportunities and colleges that fit them best. Clients learn exactly what needs to be done––with an actionable plan––to accomplish their goals. The journey typically begins in the sophomore or junior year. To learn more:

Paving the Way to the High School of Your Dreams

The Rainbow EDU High School Paving Program is similar in process and intention to the Paving Program with the goal of getting young adults focused on a meaningful high school trajectory, including identity exploration, empowerment essentials, and turning passions into action. Paving for middle schoolers begins in 7th or 8th grade.   To learn more:

Paving Previews + Workshops

In addition to the Paving the Way, REC offers Paving Previews and Workshops. While we have events open to the public, we are also happy to create custom workshops for your school, community, family or friends.

  • One-Day Paving Preview
  • One-Week Paving Intensives
  • Landing an Internship
  • Entrepreneurship for Teens
  • SAT Prep Intensive
  • ACT Prep Intensive
  • Ivy League Creative Writing Intensive
  • Application Essay Writing


We were so lucky to find something that can meet ALL our education needs! Rainbow EDU is like a one-stop shop - such a gift! It has been such a wonderful and positive experience for my daughter. Working with Rainbow EDU this year has not only given my daughter essential educational tools, but it has also helped elevate her mood and alleviate her anxiety during a very tough year. She’s a much happier, well-balanced kid!

Jennifer Kleinert Misher,

Parent to LACES honors student

I know this is a big statement, but my son’s participation in the Paving The Way To the College of Your Dreams workshop has been a life altering, and a much needed anchor for him, as he prepares for college and beyond. The Rainbow educators present the types of questions that desperately need to be asked at this crucial, and sometimes challenging, point in a teenager’s life. Just as importantly, the environment in which these questions are posed is a fun, safe one, where he has been open and willing to explore in a way he would not with his own parents. Our family will be forever grateful to the Paving Program and the Rainbow team.

Wendy Hammers,

Santa Monica High School Parent

Working with Rainbow has been one of the best and most worthwhile experiences of my life. Cindy and her team offer more than just tutoring; they are role models, leaders, and mentors. Not only did they go out of their way to help me raise my SAT score; perfect my college apps; and build a professional, impressive portfolio for myself; but they also helped me realize my potential, goals, and discover my true self. With Rainbow’s help, goals I never thought I could achieve are now likely attainable and conceivable. I believe without a doubt I would not be where I am today without their tremendous support and inspiration. There is definitely a pot of gold at the end of this Rainbow!

Allie Burke,

William & Mary and Louisville High School Graduate