II. Program Description
- The Enrichment Institute, by Africana Youth Representatives and Project Aspire, is a program that helps students in the process of High School-College transition. The program encompasses searches of colleges, majors-minors, internships, employment/volunteering opportunities, financial aid and scholarships/grants. This program will apply to juniors and seniors in High School and freshman college students. The main components are mentoring, experience gaining, and resourceful bridge connecting.
II. Program Description
- The Enrichment program will encompass two parts, Enrichment Workshops where participating students will take part in interactive learning sessions, and a three day Enrichment In-Residence where students with parental consent can spend three days/nights at a college dormitory to get hands-on college experience with a current student with a related career path.
- High School students will be connected with links to help with college searches and scholarships, majors and minors, experience dialogue with current and graduated college students. We will also organize tours to selected colleges for first-hand experience and employment searches. AYR, in partnership with Project Aspire, will provide fee coverage for selected students taking either the ACT or SAT for the third time.
- College freshmen and sophomores will get equally the same protocols, including scholarship and grant searches, college studies searches, employment searches, and be eligible for the annual AYR grants
- The Enrichment In-Residence component of the program is a two day/night experience where current students of colleges will host participants, with parental consent, which they share a related career path with.
- Organizations such as I Know I Can and BLINGG INC. will be partnered with to ensure searches and financial aid applications are filed on time, and the transition to college is smooth.
- Encourage more high school graduates to go to college
- Make college and studies selection easier through direct mentorship
- Meet neighborhood goal to encourage education through grants and direct support
- Allow parents and students to easily transition to college
- Further motivate and encourage students in high school and college to reach for the finish line
- Serve as advocates of education
- Engage in community solution of encouraging more college students
- Engage members into mentorship based on college experiences