AVID – 972-591-2550 – Simply, AVID trains educators to use proven practices in order to prepare students for success in high school, college, and a career, especially students traditionally underrepresented in higher education.
Cristo Rey Network – 816-457-6044 – As the largest network of high schools in the United States whose enrollment is limited to low-income youth, the Cristo Rey Network delivers a distinctive approach to inner-city education that equips students with the knowledge, character, and skills to transform their lives. From freshman year, Cristo Rey schools establish a culture of high-expectations by blending rigorous academics, four years of professional work experience, Catholic moral values, and support for students to and through college.
GearUP – 913-432-0435 – The GEAR UP program is a federally funded program (U.S.D.E) designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.
Job Corps – 816-921-3366 – Job Corps’ mission is to help young people ages 16 through 24 (soon to have an age cap of 28) improve the quality and satisfaction of their lives through vocational and academic training.
National Math and Science Initiative – 214-346-1200 – NMSI’s College Readiness Program is a comprehensive approach that increases teacher effectiveness and student achievement in rigorous math and science courses through training, teacher and student support, vertical teaming, open enrollment, and incentives.
Teen Life – Access resources to assist with college admissions and prep, gap year programs, community service, tutoring and test prep
Career Exploring – Engage in mentorships and career and life-enhancing opportunities
KU Talent Search – 913-342-9823 – KU TRIO Talent Search offers students and their families a number of services to help in the postsecondary decision making process.
PREP-KC – 816-931-7737 – PREP-KC is improving the education of Kansas City’s urban students by providing resources to prepare all students for college and careers.
Upward Bound-Avila University – 816-501-2400 – Upward Bound is a federally funded program that prepares its participants for college. It serves first generation and/or limited-income students. The Upward Bound (UB) program is designed to foster in its students the skills and motivation necessary for a successful high school career and smooth transition to college.