Mission of the Urban Scholars Program
The overall mission of the Urban Scholars Program is to provide participants with the support necessary to challenge our participants to become leaders of tomorrow. Such a mission can only be achieved by addressing the academic, social, personal, and cultural experience and knowledge of each Participant. With this in mind, the Program has established the following goals for its participants: Progression of the participant
The Program will ensure that each participant demonstrates consistent improvement in the quality of his or her academic, social, personal, and cultural knowledge and experience.
Fostering the development of a well-rounded individual
The Program will strive to instill the skills, and values necessary to succeed through the challenges of adolescence and the rigors of being successful. All participants will be challenged to expand their horizon through their perspective and experiences.
Successful completion of College
The Program considers graduating from a post secondary institution of higher education as the ultimate ongoing academic goal. As such, Urban Scholars makes the commitment to provide support to all participants beyond their high school completion. Provisions of the Urban Scholars Program
To accomplish its overall mission and goals, the Urban Scholars Program provides essential services to each participant:
| Academic Services ||After-school tutorials; Saturday enrichment classes; Summer College Experience; College Bridge; standardized test preparation; academic counseling |
| Counseling Services ||Assessment interviews; behavioral counseling; family conferences; referrals to professional services; self management workshops |
|Recreational/Cultural Activities & Social Awareness ||College tours; trips to theaters and museums; excursions to theme parks; program retreats and other education and social activities |