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The Making Connections Program started in 1998, assisting low-income and first-generation students with college-readiness and guiding them with their goals through a practical, committed, and mentor-focused approach. Now in its 16th year, Making Connections has increased its cohort of students to 105 students, ranging from 9th-12th graders.
With the ever-growing demand for knowledge in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), young men and women seek access to resources that allow them to hone their skills in these disciplines. For first-generation and low-income students, there has to be a motivation, a keystone, that they can reach out to.
This is where Making Connections comes in.
Our program connects high school students with mentors, tutors, company and university partnerships, as well as specialized workshops, in order to best support our students' needs. By encouraging students in a focused, year-long mentorship program, Making Connections bridges the divide for students seeking to fulfill their dreams.
Similar college-readiness programs in the nation average a success rate of 60% percent; in 2013-2014, 100% of the Making Connections senior students both graduated from high school and were accepted into college. In addition, students applying for scholarship aid collectively received $426,887. With access to scholarship awards, students are able to utilize the Making Connections program to become exposed to this financial aide.
Find out more information about our program here.
Want to be involved in what we do? See how below!
Volunteer with Us!
Examples of involvement include a program that has just been initiated by volunteers in our program. They have decided to partner with Making Connections to form a Girls Who Code club; the club meets on a weekly basis, to allow girls in the community to come together and learn how to code. This is just one project that started from interested volunteers.
If you are interested in helping with events, possibly being a Guest Speaker, or you know and want to collaborate on an event with us, we would love to get in contact with you.
Want to get involved? Contact us if you have any questions at all. Also, find out more here