High School Outreach

Description:
The 3 day immersion summer bridge program, hosted at the University of Houston, will serve students transitioning from high school to college with integrated curriculum focused on breaking down the barriers to success that students face in their first year of college. Students will be armed with academic, social, and financial tools which will equip them to better cope with the unique challenges faced by first generation college students.

Timing:
The program will meet for 3 nights/4 days for a total of 30-40 hours of program time in mid to late June or Early July.

Target Population Served:
The 50-100 students participating in the program will come from University of Houston Teach Forward program and Urban Experience Program. In addition to students, this program targets parents, to further engage their support for college preparation. Meals and child care will be provided on parent night to decrease the obstacles for their participation.

Program Objectives

  • Increased likelihood of college enrollment
  • Providing education to students and parents on solutions to challenges faced in the first year of college
  • Increased confidence and self-efficacy of program participants with regard to college attendance and success