Promise Corps College & Career Coach
With an emphasis on job readiness and high school graduation as the primary focus, Promise Corps strives to expose students to a variety of post-secondary options, including diverse careers and college pathways. Promise Corps CCCs then collaboratively plan with students towards their most desired post-secondary plan by setting expectations on goal setting and role-modeling positive self-esteem, high expectations, persistence, and resilience. Promise Corps is uniquely positioned to activate a pathways approach in partnership with the PHENND Next Steps program that continues to support rising high school seniors into their freshman year of college and beyond. The Promise Corps CCCs placed in schools will be trained and equipped with resources, information, tools and curriculum to guide students to first explore their post-secondary future and second, set and achieve short and long term goals towards their desired plan. To capture some of Philadelphia's most vulnerable youth, Promise Corps prioritizes high schools located in or near the West Philadelphia Promise Zone (WPPZ). Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.
Member Duties : - Provide engaging small group workshops and 1:1 sessions to improve students' knowledge of post-secondary options and requirements
Will work with up to 40 students to ensure each is working towards goal setting and achievement towards their post-secondary plan
Create programming in areas such as post-secondary education options, college application process, financial aid, and career exploration
Work with school staff and teachers to implement the Promise Corps program which includes coaching sessions with students and event planning.
Facilitate interest assessments to identify student interests and post-secondary options
Maintain student information and records by tracking, logging and entering workshop/1:1 hours / time spent with students in database
Develop field trips and events that include college field trips, providing financial aid application assistance and career exposure opportunities.
Program Benefits : Training , Health Coverage , Education award upon successful completion of service , Living Allowance .
Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours .
Service Areas :
Youth Development .