Information is the key to college readiness and successful
college admission. If you don’t have, or can’t get the
information you need to prepare for college your chances of
getting “college ready, and getting in… are significantly
research is growing increasingly clear that the students who
have historically had the hardest time getting, processing, and
making productive use of college preparation information and
materials are low income and 1st generation
college-bound students. What is
less well documented in the literature, but equally challenging
are the differences in levels of support and advocacy students
receive from their parents. Those parents who struggled in
school themselves, and have no experience with post secondary
education, often express confusion and frustration at not being
able to help their child access all the opportunities that
college has to offer.
College Access Project is making an investment in the lives of low income, 1st generation college-bound, an underrepresented students by providing them with the information resources they need to get on, and stay on, a college track.
be the most valuable and unique aspect of the TCAP program;
however, is our commitment to helping the parents of these low
income and 1st generation college-bound students
become an engaged and productive “partner” in the process of
building a successful college plan. In TCAP, students and
parents work together as a team to develop expectations, build
potential, and create a plan for a future that includes college.
College Access Project
is a program designed to address these fundamental issues:
a passion for discovering the world through fun,
interesting, and exciting activity-based/problem-solving
exercises that students and parents work on/experience
together (Family Math, Family
Science & Family Arts).
Provide a safe,
non-threatening vehicle through which parents
(family/caretakers) can get actively involved in their
student's education (build and articulate expectations for
their student's academic performance.
purposeful, and productive relationships between students
and parents within a school/educational context.
expectations, and a general understanding of how and why
college can be beneficial (for both students and parents).
Provide parents with a
fundamental understanding of the financial aspects of going
to college (general costs, financial aid, etc.) as well as
the tools for developing a plan for their student(s) to go
Develop hopeful, persistent, and ambitious students, as well
as, knowledgeable, thoughtful, and supportive parents.