Preparing local youth for career success.
Helping Students to Realize their College & Career Potential
When youth experience opportunities for college and career readiness after high school, we unlock the potential for our community. Through Promise Scholars and Launch Point activities, we deliver the information and inspiration to prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s careers.
Our College & Career Programming Works:
96% of students reported that they had a better understanding of college financial aid options
77% of students reported that they could better plan for their future
91% of students can see themselves as a college student because of their Promise Scholars field trip to a community college
54% of 12th graders completed a FAFSA or DREAM Act application at a Cash for College Workshop
84% of 8th graders felt more knowledgeable about what it takes to get into college
96% of 6th graders reported a better understanding of what it takes to have a successful career
Voices From Our Community
“Thank you for the opportunity to explore your beautiful campus and the knoweledge and benefits of college! Without this tour, I wouldn’t know how many opportunities I have in my future career!” 8th Grader from Vina Danks Middle School
How it Works:
In today’s economy, a post-secondary education is in greater demand than ever before…
We believe that ALL students, regardless of their socio-economic background, deserve an opportunity to acquire the education needed for future self-sufficiency.
Launch Point and Promise Scholars work in partnership with local schools to develop a college-going and career-ready culture that inspires and equips students with the information and resources they need to finish high school with a viable plan for a living-wage career. By educating students and parents about options for their future, and empowering them to develop plans for their pathway to college/career, we aim to ensure that all students, especially those from underprivileged backgrounds, can achieve their educational dreams.