- Did you feel overwhelmed and unprepared when applying to college?
- Did you wish you had someone to coach you through the process?
- Would you like to volunteer your time and knowledge to current Boston students to assist them in learning about post-high school choices?
If so, the Kids 2 College program might be the perfect volunteer opportunity for you.
Kids 2 College (K2C) is a collaborative college awareness program between Suffolk University and the Eliot K-8 School that provides students with important information about college and career opportunities.
The curriculum, implemented by Suffolk mentors, targets middle school students that are traditionally underrepresented in higher education. The overarching goal of K2C is to make them aware of their educational options after high school, the coursework that should be completed for acceptance to college, and to dispel some of the myths students may have about college life and the attainability of a college education.
Included in this program are lessons about college affordability, professional career paths and the education necessary for various careers. Also discussed are the differences in education options for students after they graduate from high school, with emphasis on the benefits of obtaining a bachelor’s degree, while reinforcing the belief that continuing your education after high school, at any level, is important.
Committed Suffolk students are needed to serve as mentors to implement the curriculum. The program takes place once a week at the Eliot K-8 School in the North End. The group of Eliot students will be relatively small and the goal is to have as close to a 1:1 ratio of Suffolk students to Eliot students as possible.
Please contact the Center for Community Engagement if you are interested in becoming a K2C mentor.