The mission of Summit Pre-Collegiate is to assist and encourage first-generation students in their quest to graduate high school and continue with post-secondary education. We provide academic and community resources to help students formulate and achieve their goals in middle school, high school and beyond. Our goal is to create a college-going culture for our first-generation students, and all students, in Summit School District by helping to remove barriers that commonly deter students and families from attaining this achievement. Our services include: academic tutoring, community mentoring, peer mentoring, Padres Aprendiendo Juntos / Parents Learning Together, summer programs, college and career counseling, extension classes, study skills, career exploration, SAT test prep, and year long college and scholarship application assistance for seniors.The Community Outreach Coordinator VISTA will help further our ability to deliver services to the youth in our program and their families. In 2019, there will be over 150 students participating in the 6th through 12th grades in Summit County, Colorado and over 100 Pre-Collegiate graduates pursuing post-secondary education. Summit County is a vibrant mountain location that is home to 4 world-class ski resorts in a community of roughly 30,000. With over 300 days of sunshine per year, there is always something fun to do in Summit County! Amongst all the beauty and nature, Summit’s community faces a large gap between high income and high poverty. In Summit’s low-income communities, youth are faced with tremendous obstacles to academic success, post-secondary educational opportunities and rewarding careers. Serving in Summit County with Summit Pre-Collegiate means providing First-Generation youth with the necessary support and positive relationships needed to close the achievement gap, complete high school prepared, and continue with higher education and fulfilling careers.
1) Plan and implement special projects.
2) Coordinate event logistics including: collecting event RSVPs, organizing event check-in and/or distribution of donated items, and completing project closure.
3) Support program celebrations.
4) Help recruit, train, and coordinate volunteer efforts.
5) Coordinate volunteer appreciation events.
6) Participate in public events & community presentations to reach local community members and increase awareness of the needs of First-Generation students.
7) Assist in writing newsletter articles, grants, and assist with website updates.
8) Identify & develop collaborative partnerships in order to provide necessary services to support First-Generation students and their families.
9) Grow social media presence and maintain regular social media updates/information.
10) Organize local financial giving campaigns.
11) Create and manage database of graduated Pre-Collegiate students and scholarships