Prepare for Academic Success

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAProject Ready is a signature program of the National Urban League (NUL) that seeks to provide enhanced academic and social support to students ages 11-18, as they prepare for post-secondary success. Students are expected to make academic progress, benefit from cultural enrichment opportunities, and be trained for school navigational and life skills development. The Project Ready Post-Secondary Success Program is a unique and comprehensive approach to addressing the academic, personal, and social needs of African American students.

The Project Ready Curriculum integrates academic preparation for college along with life skills development, and a social, global, and cultural awareness. This program currently targets high school students (9th – 12th grader), and works with students and their families to:

  • Increase college awareness
  • Improve navigational and life skills
  • Raise confidence and self-awareness around good decision making
  • Gain greater understanding and appreciation for one’s own cultural identity and diversity
  • Understand the correlation between post-secondary success and income

Project Ready Pre-College Enrollment Services

The Project Ready Pre-College Enrollment Services Program provides service to middle and high-school students in both Greenville and Spartanburg Counties and prepares them for college enrollment at a two or four year college or university through the following services:

  • Academic Advising
  • Scholarship Application Assistance
  • Free SAT and ACT Preparatory Workshops   [
  • SAT and ACT Test Fee Waivers (for students who receive free or reduced-price lunch)
  • College Tours
  • FAFSA Assistance
  • College Application Assistance
  • College Application Fee Waivers (for students who receive free or reduced-price lunch)
  • Service Learning Opportunities

The annual event of the program includes Senior Signing Day, which is a celebratory day when scholarships are awarded and those who have been accepted into a two or four-year college or university or who have enlisted into a branch of the United States Military are recognized.

For more information about the program in Greenville County, please contact us at 864.244.3862 or send an email to Project Ready Greenville.

For more information about the program in Spartanburg County, please contact us at 864.562.4400 or send an email to Project Ready Spartanburg.

 

Project Ready Mentoring

IMG_8717The Project Ready Mentoring Program matches students with middle and high school students in one-on-one relationships for an academic year. Through these relationships, as well as recreational and group activities, our matches share friendship, support, and fun. Mentors and mentees get together at least once a week. Both mentors and mentees make a commitment to spend time together throughout the academic year. The mentors are not private tutors, although sometimes pairs decide to work on homework together. Group activities are planned on a monthly basis and is open to all participants.

For more information about the program in Greenville County, please contact us at 864.244.3862 or send an email to Project Ready Greenville.

For more information about the program in Spartanburg County, please contact us at 864.562.4400 or send an email to Project Ready Spartanburg.

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