If children from economically challenged communities do not graduate from high school, chances are, they will be condemned to a life of poverty. Connect-IN, helps disadvantaged youth connect a quality education to their future financial wellbeing.
In 2015, Colorado Mountain College will launch an innovative Career Academy for students to receive a college certificate while in HS. In rural Western CO, providing alternative education options is essential for youth and the economy. This pilot is scalable to the College’s 11 campuses and beyond.
CityPathways (cPaths) coaches under-resourced youth to “see paths” toward possible futures, igniting learning beyond school. Immersive hands-on experiences in community organizations and cultural institutions synthesize their growing competencies, using micro-credentials to validate progress.
I propose to improve college completion rates for first generation and under-represented minority students by supplementing MOOCs with Learning Hubs.
The Ever Forward Club is a mentor-led, youth development program for middle school and high school students. EFC aims to address the underlying causes of dropouts, the growing achievement gap of inner city youth and youth violence in a preventive manner by providing students with a safe place to share their feelings and build character.