College and Career Preparation
Champions For Learning’s College and Career Preparation Program is designed to equip and prepare students for their future learning and career goals. Through the program, students will learn about the various options that are available to them post-graduation, including college programs and career opportunities. They gain valuable experience in how to make informed life decisions regarding their educational and vocational pursuits. Students prepare personal branding statements and personal goal setting.
Upon entering the program, students enroll in either the college pathway or the technical pathway. The program incorporates and emphasizes relevant skills and components that have been proven to be highly effective for students seeking either college readiness or career preparation: academic support, college and career planning, leadership and foundational skills development, college access, coaching, service learning, financial literacy, work experience, and family commitment and participation.
Options for All Student Journeys
For the college pathway portion of the program, enrolled students attend sessions regarding the admissions process, college selection guidance and SAT/ACT test preparation. They also participate in college application workshops on essay writing, individualized goals and action plans. Students complete their FAFSA and are assisted in identifying and applying for appropriate scholarship opportunities offered through community-based organizations and perspective colleges. Students tour college campuses and attend college fairs and recruitment presentations so they can be exposed to a broad range of colleges and universities.
For the technical pathway portion of the program, enrolled students explore real career opportunities, establish bridges to future education and gain understanding of the industry credentials and certification process in their chosen field. Most of these students are dual enrolled in Lorenzo Walker Technical College.
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