College

Increase Access to College

We create a focused, college-bound culture and provide access to unique networks of opportunity.

Objectives

100%

of long-term program participants graduate high school.

90%

of participants enroll in college and earn a four-year degree with market value.

Through exposure to unique educational and professional networks, scholars become more socially mobile.

Giving young scholars the tools to succeed after high school

Our Road to College program is modeled after the other Squash and Education Alliance programs that send 96% of their high school graduates to a post-secondary degree program. It is our goal that 100% of our students gain access to and enroll in college with 85% graduating within 6 years.

In order to achieve these goals, we have developed an intensive and long term college access program that combines academic intervention, mentoring, and national travel to give scholars the resources for sustained success in life.

Throughout their time in middle and high school, scholars not only continue to receive academic tutoring for their current subjects, but they also engage in rigorous 21st-century skills projects to increase academic knowledge retention and develop necessary characteristics for success.

They also receive programming around financial aid and college applications, are provided with tutoring for the SAT/ACT, complete professional internships in fields of interest, meet with college admissions counselors, tour college campuses around the country, and are assigned mentors who work with them on their college goals.

Scholars in high school receive 85 hours per year of academic intervention and project-based learning and 45 hours annually of college access workshops, mentoring, and test preparation.

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