Students are paired with a mentor, ideally in the career field of their interest. Mentors help students develop life skills, set career and life goals, improve interpersonal skills and increase self-esteem. Students concurrently mentor the students in the Academy of Leaders after-school program.
Students are assisted with completing their FAFSA, instructed in the basics of personal banking and in identifying and applying for appropriate scholarship opportunities. AP Leaders are applicable for a $500 to $1000 scholarship per year, based on participation in the program.
College Knowledge Workshops
Students participate in ACT Test Preparation courses, and attend “college knowledge” sessions on college selection guidance, the admissions process and the college application process. Students attend sessions on essay writing and develop individual goals and action plans. Students also tour a variety of college campuses and attend local college fairs and recruitment presentations.
Service Learning takes place through volunteering in Grace Place programs as well as in supervised community service projects on and off the Grace Place campus.
Parent and Family Engagement Activities
Parent and Family Involvement create a support system that promotes a successful student. Parents attend various educational sessions on FAFSA and tax preparation, college transition and completion of college.
AP Leadership aims to eliminate the obstacles to higher education that children from households with low-income face, ensuring that students graduate from high school and continue onto post-secondary education with the tools to be successful in their education and in life.