Many first generation and low income students do not succeed in graduating from college because they are unprepared for the academic and social rigors of college. Only 1 in 5 Atlanta Public School high school graduates complete a post-secondary degree of any kind within 6 years.
During our full time program, Fellows spend 20 hrs/wk on college applications and readiness through ACT prep, Math/English tutoring, study habits review, and confidence building activities. The remaining 20hrs/wk Fellows serve as paid PT AmeriCorps members, providing educational talks in local schools, and using design thinking to create an independent final community service project of their own design.
Only Leap Year provides talented students a second chance to fulfill their college, leadership, and career potential by providing a full year to solely concentrate on preparing for college and the future. Gap years, and the ability to go to college when you’re ready, is an opportunity rarely available to youth who need it the most. However, through their Leap Year, our Fellows grow into confident leaders, prepared to succeed! Learn more at www.theleapyear.org.
We have already accomplished much, but there is still so much more to be done to achieve our goal of making sure that all of Atlanta's youth have the opportunity to go to college when they feel ready and are prepared to succeed.
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