Value of College Access

P4K’s overarching goal for all our students is for them to graduate from high school and pursue some type of post-secondary education, and we are happy to report we are reaching our goal!  An amazing 99% of our students graduate from high school and of those graduates, 90% are enrolling in college, trade school or the military and with the support of our partner programs and community supporters, the sky is the limit!

From Honor Roll to the Dean’s List-Preparing for the Road to Academia

Middle School-P4K begins preparing our students for college in middle school. Students attend college campus tours and Q&A sessions with current college students.

9th-10th Grade –Students can choose to participate in P4K’s High School Group Mentoring Program. This 2 year-long program meets 2-3 times per month at one of five locations, which include: Benson, Central,  North, Northwest, and South High Schools. The  focus areas of the program are 1) to prepare students to successfully transition into high school; 2) to help students prepare for life after high school through college/career exploration and mentor support; and 3) to connect each student with one of the P4K partner programs that best suits each student’s individual needs.

Each student also meets with his or her P4K program coordinator regularly to develop an individualized plan for achieving academic and personal success. For more program details, click HERE.

11th-12th Grade-Beginning in 11th grade, students can decide to pursue a more intensive college preparatory or mentoring-based program with one of our 20+ partner organizations.  Click HERE to view a complete list of our partner programs.

P4K Scholarships
P4K students who successfully complete the high school group mentoring program, participated in a P4K Partner Program, and meet the requirements of the P4K Scholarship Guidelines may be eligible to receive a scholarship for college or trade school.

Questions? Contact Molly Verble, Post-Secondary Coordinator at


P4K Scholar Success Stories
Since 1998, the Partnership’s scholarship program has had more than 100 students graduate with an associate’s or bachelor’s degree and many have gone on to pursue their master’s and doctoral degrees. These students often credit the Partnership staff for lending the hand that has helped them to reach their dreams. Read about some of our successful alums below:

Kara Student Alum and current P4K staff member
Partnership 4 Kids has taught me how to be the best that I can be without altering my morals and values,” Kara says. “I advise students to surround themselves with positive people who support their dreams and to always look forward to a brighter future. Click here to read more about Kara’s story…
Daryesse Partnership 4 Kids College Scholarship Recipient
The staff really cares about us and our education. They are concerned about whether or not we are going to college and they are willing to push us to our fullest length. Click here to read more about Daryesse’s story…
Ozzie Partnership 4 Kids College Scholarship Recipient
School is power and it is what is going to get you where you want to go. Click here to read more of Ozzie’s story…