ERIC Number: ED328126
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Strive Toward Excellence Program.
The Strive Toward Excellence Program (STEP) of the University of Akron (Ohio) is a pre-college preparatory program designed to encourage, motivate, and prepare minority and economically disadvantaged students to acquire a strong secondary education and to attend and successfully complete college. Students are selected while enrolled in the sixth grade and remain in the program throughout high school. During the summer, the students receive instruction in various academic and cultural enrichment/awareness classes at the University of Akron, and take a field trip. During the academic year, workshops are conducted for students and parents, home and school visits are conducted, and therapy and educational groups are available. This paper describes the program, its staffing requirements, operational costs, and interim findings concerning program effectiveness. (JDD)
Descriptors: College Bound Students, College Preparation, Developmental Studies Programs, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Counseling, Educationally Disadvantaged, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Intermediate Grades, Minority Groups, Program Descriptions, Secondary Education, Summer Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bridgestone/Firestone Trust Fund.
Authoring Institution: Akron Univ., OH.
Identifiers: AASCU ERIC Model Programs Inventory Project; Strive Toward Excellence Program; University of Akron OH
Note: This report is one of a group gathered by the AASCU/ERIC Model Programs Inventory Project, funded by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education to the American Association of State Colleges and Universities in collaboration with the ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education. For related documents see HE 024 163-176.