Providing Pathways to Opportunity
GradPlus is an academic support program designed to help at-risk students complete high school and successfully transition to college or vocational training.
We work with educators to identify and qualify students who will benefit from additional academic resources, guidance and encouragement. We also provide information and access to financial resources that can help fund dreams and new educational opportunities.
GradPlus is critical for students who are uncertain about their future.
Low high-school graduation rates and rising educational and economic challenges have left an overwhelming number of students questioning what to do after high school—if they are able to finish at all. GradPlus provides a pathway for students to prepare for a better future, giving them the tools to earn a livable wage.
The right skill set helps prepare students for success.
Students are provided the necessary tools so they can excel in all areas of development, increasing their self esteem and potential for success.
Tutoring and Academic Support
Certified teachers in Language Arts and Math provide tutoring, instructional feedback and academic strategies to students twice per week at the Passaic County One Stop Career Center.
Mentoring and Guidance
Students meet regularly with mentors to define and set personal, educational, and professional goals, develop critical organization and communication skills and increase their awareness of career, community, and professional opportunities. Mentors also review graduation requirements and provide assistance with federal student aid applications, scholarships, and grants.
Students’ strengths, skills and job readiness factors are also evaluated. Mentors offer direction on internship and apprenticeship opportunities, and provide assistance with job application procedures.
Individual student needs are closely evaluated upon acceptance into the program. Group counseling provides students with a forum to connect and share their experiences. Leadership development activities help students explore, reflect, and challenge themselves.