College prep Night
May 11, 2016 By:Hunter Watson
by Kiana Lundsford
Training teens for tomorrow, a program of Boys and Girls Club of Salem throughout Marion and polk counties present College Prep Night. High School Juniors and Seniors are highly encouraged to attend. This event takes place on Thursday January 14, 2016 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. This event will be held at Wipper Teen Center 1395 Summer Street NE. It is suggested to bring tax information and social security number. Parents are highly encouraged to attend.
Topics include FAFSA 101 and support, Chemeketa community college support services and scholarship programs, Loan information, OSAC/OR Promise, College panel, and college fair. Raffle prizes for students who come. Training teens for tomorrow is an intentional response to Oregon’s youth academic and career related skills gap.
It focuses on teen education, prevention and employment opportunities and prepares hard to reach youth with a 21st century skill set. Training Teens for Tomorrow is a 12-month, comprehensive education, prevention and employment program in which youth have access to internships, paid apprenticeships and employment. A pilot program at Boys & Girls Club of Salem,and Marion and Polk Counties has operated since 2010, serving 186 teens with multiple barriers and risk factors. Over the past three years, the project has yielded the following results: 210 youth ages 16-21 were served since July 2010, 113 youth have completed the program and are exited from the program, 90% of youth participants had received their diploma or GED upon exit, 88% of youth participants were employed and/or in post-secondary education upon exit, 96% of youth participants received work experience while enrolled in the program and 93% of youth participants have at least Three or more barriers/risk factors to their education and employment.
The program is funded by Boys & Girls Club of Salem, Marion and Polk Counties and Job Growers Incorporated and is part of the Youth Opportunity System in partnership with WorkSource Oregon. This program has so much to offer McNary and other youth around Salem. Get prepared for college, success, and a bright future for no cost.