College Preparedness Programs (2021-2022, 2020-2021)
In the next decade, 70% of US jobs will require postsecondary education. Yet, in Coachella Valley, only 30% of all area students earn a degree beyond high school. Many Coachella Valley students are Hispanic and Latinx and are the first generation in their family to attend college. During the pandemic, students of color and those from families with low incomes have been disproportionately impacted. Many students have delayed their studies, either to earn for their families or because of inadequate access to online learning. Others are behind in their studies, lagging in their explorations of future careers, or taking steps to pursue their education and career paths.
To address this challenge, OneFuture Coachella Valley is presenting a series of important services to support students as they progress in and through college:
Student Leadership Series –July 2021, OneFuture will provide a series of 12 virtual sessions (3 per week) to a cohort of 200 OneFuture scholars. Presentation topics will include Academic Success, Financial Literacy, Mental Health, Career Pathway Planning, and Technology.
Regional College Fair and Webinar Resource Series – An online college fair in October 2021 and virtual resources throughout the year (NTBWeek.com) allow students and their parents direct interaction with representatives from colleges and universities, the military, and career and technical colleges. These activities will serve 5,000 students from grades 8-12 and their families, introducing postsecondary options, and providing college and career information.
College Decision Night – During Spring 2022, alumni, staff, and college representatives will present workshops to help 200 high school seniors choose a college that meets their needs and academic priorities, and ensures maximum capture of financial aid. OneFuture direct services are the product of in-depth, participatory community planning that aligns educator, employer, and community needs. These services support young people from Grade 6 through career launch who wish to pursue post-secondary education.
Contact: Jacqui Tricco, Vice President of Finance and Operations