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Achievement Begins with Aspiration

Did you know that by the year 2018 63% of available jobs will require at least some college education? (Study by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce)

Where will you be in 2018? Will you be on an educational path that will prepare you for the career you want? Use the resources on this page to explore and to begin making a map for your future success.

Click here to read our Frequently Asked Questions for sixth graders interested in applying to the program.

If you're in college already and would like to find out more about our mentoring program, click here.

For Elementary School Students

If you’re in elementary school, get off the Internet and go do a science experiment in your kitchen! Go read a book! Here are some ideas to get you started, but make sure you go do them and get away from the computer!

Ask Magazine (lots of fun, free games and information)

For Middle School Students

Believe it or not, you need to start preparing for college now. Important things you can do: take Algebra I and challenge yourself in all your classes! Ask people you know like teachers, counselors, doctors, and family members about their jobs and their college experiences. If you need help with homework, check out online tutorials like this resource, Hippocampus, which can offer you help when you’re on your own. A fun site to visit if you're curious about animals, computers, astronomy, or anything else science-related: Odyssey Magazine.

Explore Different Careers

Funworks

Drive of Your Life

For High School Students

The adventure of your life is about to begin! Visit the Mahoning Valley College Access Network for a checklist of things to do in each grade, and visit their Go to College guide to get more informed about everything from choosing a college to financial aid. Most importantly, look for opportunities to challenge yourself in and out of school by doing internships, volunteering, and taking challenging classes like those offered through Seniors to Sophomores. Reading and developing strong math skills are absolutely critical in laying the foundations for success in college, so look for ways to read as much as possible and apply the math you learn in school to your everyday life. 

A fun site to visit if you're curious about animals, computers, astronomy, or anything else science-related: Odyssey Magazine.

Set Goals

Kent State Admission Requirements

Ohio Career and College Resource Guide

Career One-Stop

Build Skills

Khan Academy (Homework Help in Video Form)

Hippocampus Subject Tutorials (Homework Help in Video Form)

SAT Preparation (Official Site)

ACT Preparation (Official Site)

Financial Literacy – The Mint.org

Get Involved

Hands-on Volunteer Network

VolunteerMatch

Make Choices

Know How 2 Go Ohio

2 and 4-year Institutions of Higher Education in Ohio