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College & Career Readiness

College and career readiness refers to the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed that will ensure youth are equipped to compete in today's global, knowledge-based economy. College and career readiness programs aim to set students up to be successful in post-secondary education and/or training that lead to gainful employment. 

Source: U.S. Department of Education


Amped Studio AfterSchool

At Amped Studio, Broadmoor High School students in grades 9 through 12 gather after school in a supportive community that gives them space to set goals and provides them with the homework help, social-emotional skills, and tutoring support that they need to reach those goals. Students at Amped Studio are invited to apply their talents and gifts in poetry, music, hip-hop, video, storytelling, and visual arts to be the change they want to see in the world. 

Baton Rouge Youth Coalition

BRYC prepares high-achieving, under-resourced high school students to enter, excel in, and graduate from college so they can become full participants in society. BRYC provides Fellows the best college-preparatory and persistence resources money can buy — for free — so they can maximize the value of their degrees, build wealth, and interrupt generational poverty cycles. BRYC successfully returned to in-person programming last month!

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100 Black Men Metro BR

We continue to grow our Project Excel mentoring program for black males in grades 6-12. After the 1st grading period, mentees earned an average GPA of 3.2. Awesome!

Urban Restoratation Enhancement Corporation

Seven teenagers from the Baton Rouge area have passed Louisiana’s Certified Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation Program and, as a result, earned certification as nursing assistants after completing a 10-week training in Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation’s (UREC) College & Career Ready Certified Nursing Assistant Institute that was offered in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield Louisiana Foundation. As certified nursing assistants, the youth are eligible to work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, rehabilitation centers, home and community-based settings, and other healthcare facilities. They are also poised for increased earnings and work potential, as nursing assistant jobs are expected to grow 8% faster than average, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

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