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College & Career Readiness
For Rising 5th - 7th grade students.
NAPCA’s mission is to “close the college and career aspirations – attainment gap” by equipping students from all backgrounds and communities across the globe with the knowledge, skills, relevant experiences, and resources needed to define their life’s purpose/career path, break through their barriers, and prepare to enroll and complete some form of postsecondary education, specifically to be prepared to enter careers that provide a sense of purpose and meaning in life.
College and Career Aspirations – Attainment Gap:
The distance between a student’s stated college and career aspirations and the realization of completing some form of postsecondary education, specifically to be prepared to enter high skilled careers or trades.
Working toward the day that all youth and teens in communities across the U.S. and internationally will have the opportunity to be prepared to successfully enter and complete some form of postsecondary education or career/technical training, specifically to be prepared to enter high skilled careers and/or trades.
Empowering students in communities across the globe to:
- Explore their future college and career paths
- Find their life’s purpose/career path
- Recondition their mindset for success
- Break through the barriers to academic and career success (i.e., The fear of failure, success, and the unknown including mental, social, emotional, and cultural barriers)
- Enroll and complete a regionally accredited two- or four-year college degree and/or career and technical training certificate or licensure program
- Walk with hope and purpose while taking ownership of their future education and career goals
College Readiness: NAPCA students are better prepared for college than non-NAPCA students at specific schools served by NAPCA, surpassing students when it comes to “a-g” coursework and entrance exam completion, four-year college eligibility, college enrollment, college persistence, and college completion.
Coursework: NAPCA students are three times more likely to complete the “a-g” courses required for college admission as their non-NAPCA counterparts: 91% compared to 30%.
College Enrollment: 98% of NAPCA students attend college the first year after high school graduation.
College Success: The college persistence rates of NAPCA alumni are equal to or better than their campus counterparts who did not participate in NAPCA.