ERIC Number: ED417624
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug-31
Reference Count: N/A
College and Careers Project, 1993-96. Final Report.
Fixman, Carol S.
The College and Careers Project sought to increase college attendance of at-risk students in the Philadelphia public high schools and to help students link their college and career planning. Over a three-year period, 48 students from 4 high schools participated. Students took part in college preparatory and career awareness activities throughout the year. Five-week summer internships involved group visits to college campuses, practical experiences in the work world, and exposure to career opportunities. Activities included college application and financial aid workshops; tutoring in science, math, and English; Scholastic Aptitude Test courses, and motivational sessions. Career-related activities included goal setting workshops and presentations by professionals in various fields. Special activities were conducted with students' parents to help them become stronger advocates and supports for their children in preparing for college and careers. The students deliberated in a systematic fashion about their career plans, linked these plans to appropriate courses of study, and became strengthened in their desire to earn a college degree. Only four of the 48 students dropped out of the project during the 3 years. At the project's conclusion, all but one senior enrolled in college, and all the juniors were promoted. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Education Fund, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)