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    Programs that encourage students, usually in middle school or high school, to consider higher education and to gain the skills necessary to be successful in the college, university or other postsecondary program of their choice. Services may include guidance from staff and mentors, academic preparation, SAT test preparation, college/university admissions and financial aid workshops, and visits to local colleges and universities.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Centro Hispano - Higher Education ProgramProvides services for students and parents seeking guidance and support in navigating the college application, financial aid, and scholarship seeking process. BerksCentro Hispano Daniel TorresCentro Hispano Daniel Torres
    Clarion University - Main Campus - Upward Bound ProgramEncourages the acquisition of academic skills and motivation needed for success in high school, college, and everyday life. Pennsylvania: A-C Valley, Farrell, Oil City, Punxsutawney, Redbank Valley, Sharon, and Union. Services such as academic advising, career exploration, assistance with college and financial aid applications, visits to post-secondary education institutions, and cultural and social opportunities are provided year round. The six-week residential Summer Academy offers participants an opportunity to experience college life in a safe environment while residing on campus in a university residence hall.ClarionClarion University - Main CampusClarion University
    Freedom Valley YMCA - Y Black/Hispanic Acheivers - AudubonThe YMCA Black Achievers program is a national college readiness program designed to help African-American and other teens of color set and pursue high educational and career goals. Through academic support, career exploration and mentoring, YMCA Black Achievers programs help youth raise their academic standards, develop a positive sense of self, build character, explore diverse college and career options, and meet and interact with professionals of color who serve as role models to inspire them to greater heights.MontgomeryFreedom Valley YMCA - Audubon Branch - Montgomery; West NorritonFreedom Valley YMCA
    Greater Erie Community Action Committee - Central Office - Upward BoundPrepares low-income, first generation college-bound students for a four year degree by providing school counseling, tutoring, scholarship application assistance, college tours, workshops and other events. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of post-secondary education. Working collaboratively with Edinboro University of PA and several school districts in Erie County, the program offers services at the students’ home schools and on the campus of Edinboro University of PA during the academic year and during a six-week summer session.ErieGreater Erie Community Action Committee - Central OfficeGreater Erie Community Action Committee
    Philadelphia Education Fund - The College Access ProgramProvides direct services to high school students from select partner schools and offering individualized support at public College Access and Success Center. PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Education Fund - Philadelphia; Center CityPhiladelphia Education Fund
    Philadelphia Youth Network - Project U-TurnProject U-Turn is a citywide collaborative effort to understand, focus public attention on and most importantly raise Philadelphia's graduation, engagement and re-engagement rates through a collective impact strategy.It consists of three groups who, collectively move Project U-Turn's agenda: an executive committee with representation from top-level officials; a steering committee with representation from system leaders who advance the alliance's agenda; and action teams with representation from groups of direct service practitioners and administrators that work to implement the action plan. PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Youth Network - Philadelphia; Old CityPhiladelphia Youth Network
    Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition (SEAMAAC) - EducationThe Education Department serves elementary and high school students and young adults in their educational experience through after-school enrichment programs, truancy prevention, and summer programs. Understanding the crucial role parents, family and community support play in the success of students, the Family and Youth Department engages the participation and fosters leadership of parents and community stakeholders.PhiladelphiaSoutheast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition, Inc. (SEAMAAC) - Philadelphia; South PhiladelphiaSoutheast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition (SEAMAAC)
    Villa Maria AcademyVilla Maria Academy is a college preparatory school. The courses, therefore, are selected and arranged to equip the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to continue her education. That education may take several directions. To achieve the goal of providing a solid preparation for these varied directions, Villa Maria requires sequential programs in the six major areas of theology, English, mathematics, science, languages, and social studies. This basic program is supplemented by several minor courses offered throughout the four years. The curriculum at Villa Maria is a demanding one. The student is expected to pursue a course of study that will continually reinforce analytic problem solving skills and comprehension development. Thus, every course is taught at a college preparatory level challenging the student to work with increasing independence. Honors courses are taught at an accelerated pace to challenge the academically competent student who is able to pursue in-depth study and who is willing to spend extra time outside of class working independently.For those students ready - and able - to do college level work, advanced placement courses are provided.In order to fully benefit from these AP courses, the student is required to take responsibility for extensive reading and writing assignments as independent study. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the tireless efforts of a dedicated faculty, and the consistently effective study of the student, these years at Villa Maria afford an excellent opportunity to build a solid foundation for a successful college education and the attainment of life's goals.Chester*Main Site (Villa Maria Academy)Villa Maria Academy
    YWCA Greater Pittsburgh STEM StarsSTEM Stars is a collaborative project of the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh and Carnegie Science Center. STEM Stars provides reading; math and science remediation and enrichment; hands-on project-based STEM activities; life skills development; mentoring; pre-college experiences; and STEM career exploration.The purpose of STEM Stars is to improve academic achievement and increase interest in, and awareness of, STEM topics and careers among economically disadvantaged girls; and decrease opportunity gaps that negatively impact these girls’ successful matriculation through the STEM education pipeline and into STEM careers. STEM Stars addresses barriers associated with middle school girls’ engagement in STEM: inadequate access, opportunity, academic preparation, and attitudinal barriers that limit success and persistence in STEM.AlleghenyYouth Services and STEM EducationYWCA of Greater Pittsburgh

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