College Access Program

college-visit-4P4K’s college access program is the final stepping stone on our pathway of “kindergarten to careers” programming. It is divided into two phases which include 1. post-secondary prep and 2. post-secondary support. ¬† Through this programming, our ultimate goals are to help all P4K students access some type of post-secondary education, ensure they complete their degree/certificate programs and overcome barriers to their academic success.

 Phase 1: Post-Secondary Prep (Grades 11 & 12)

P4K Post-Secondary Prep provides critical services to 11th and 12th grade students who successfully completed the P4K high school group mentoring program. We ensure these students have continued contact with P4K staff, they are aware of their post-secondary options, and that they have the necessary materials and know-how to apply to a post-secondary institution. Provided services include:

  • Individual student case management and priority referrals to P4K’s partner programs such as College Possible, Avenue Scholars, Teammates and Boys and Girls Club of Omaha
  • ACT preparation and financial aid workshops and assistance
  • College tours and exposure to various post-secondary and career options
  • College application assistance, scholarship support, and letters of recommendation from P4K staffdiploma

Phase 2: Post-Secondary Support (P4K College Scholarship Recipients)

P4K Post-Secondary Support provides P4K college scholarship recipients with the resources and encouragement they need to be successful in their post-secondary endeavors. Provided services include:

Summer Bridge Seminar

A requirement for all incoming P4K scholarship recipients, this post-secondary success workshop covers best practices for time management, professional communication, high school/college transition, financial literacy and budgeting. A panel of P4K second-year students also presents to the incoming students on lessons learned and tips for success.

Peer Mentoring Support

P4K first-year students enrolled at UNL and UNO are given the opportunity to be matched with an older student at their university for support. This peer mentoring component includes social opportunities for the peer matches to participate in as well as scheduled, monthly meet-ups to navigate any issues first-year students are having and also include match social outings and mixers.

Academic Support & Resources

All students are connected to on-campus resources such as TRIO, Student Support Services, and One-on-One Navigators (for Metropolitan Community College students). Program staff complete monthly check-ins, sponsor study sessions, and complete Academic Improvement Plans for students with a term grade under a 2.0 GPA.

Campus Connections

These program-sponsored campus events are offered throughout the year to help students engage and connect more with their universities and build peer support.

Case Management

Through these monthly check-in sessions with P4K staff, students receive support, referrals and interventions that support their academic success and personal well-being.

Job Readiness & Job Shadowing

Students are able to advance their professional knowledge and experience through resume writing sessions and job shadowing opportunities within a network of careers and company contacts.

Career Exploration & Job Placement

We assist in placing college students into career internships and job opportunities within their major/careers of interest. Students can also participate in career interest inventories/career exploration sessions and professional networking events.

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*For more details about how your employer can host a P4K student intern or job shadow experience, check out our informational FLYER, or email mverble@p4k.org

**Ready to sign up as a P4K job shadow or internship site? If so, complete this FORM and email to mverble@p4k.org.

***P4K Recommendation Form

 

 

*P4K programs are supported in part by a grant from United Way of the Midlands.

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