Middle School Students
Middle school students focus on applying to high schools, learning about different careers accessible with a college degree, and thinking about what it means to be a college-bound student.
7th Grade Workshops
Students create a 12 year roadmap, where they research careers, colleges, and high schools to set long-term goals and reflect on how they can start preparing for their future as a middle school student. Students also learn about S.M.A.R.T. goal-setting and use that to set monthly academic goals for themselves throughout the year.
8th Grade Workshops
8th grade students research high schools, reflect on their high school priorities, sign up for high school visits, and create their final high school lists. Students pursuing independent schools participate in First Graduate test prep classes, essay workshops with volunteers, financial aid application meetings, and interview practice sessions.
Throughout the year, students explore potential careers that they will be able to obtain from a college degree. In addition to the regular workshops, students participate in Career Days. During these events, students visit different San Francisco companies or organizations, where volunteers plan special activities that get students thinking about what skills their career entails. Students also participate in “Career Speaker Series” events, where guest speakers visit our partner school sites to share out about their careers and how they obtained that career with a college degree.
Local companies and organizations host our students for the day and expose them to what it’s like to work in different career fields. Students have visited Gap, Reed Smith, KQED, UCSF, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco Chronicle, Razorfish, Jump Associates, PG&E, Google, LinkedIn, DigitasLBi, San Francisco Zoo, Ubisoft, Gordon & Rees, and Wells Fargo.