Encouraging students to collect and process food donations for families in the Backpack program. Providing volunteer opportunities at a wide variety of organizations including George J. West Elementary School. Building partnerships with and encouraging participation in various programs like:
Educational Talent Search Advisor
The Rhode Island Educational Talent Search (ETS) provides free help to students in grades 6th-12th, who want to complete high school and enroll in a post-secondary institution.
- Study skills/test taking information
- PSAT/SAT I & II information and preparation
- College information and tours
- College admission application assistance
- College admission application fee waivers
- Information on programs of study
- Career counseling/Tutorial Referral
- Financial Aid information
- Assistance completing Financial Aid forms
- Scholarship information
Rhode Island College Upward Bound
Rhode Island College has the distinction of being one of the first public institutions of higher education to establish an Upward Bound Program. The single such project in Rhode Island since its inception in 1966, Upward Bound is designed to generate in low-income, potential first-generation college students the skills and motivation necessary to complete high school and to enter college.
Univeristy of Rhode Island
Gap/TD Program Since 1968, The Talent Development Program (TD) at the University of Rhode Island continues to recruit, support, and retain students of color and disadvantaged students from Rhode Island.
The College Crusade of Rhode Island
College Crusade Advisor
The College Crusade is an innovative nonprofit organization founded in 1989 to reduce high school dropout rates and increase educational and career success for low-income urban youth. Each year we serve approximately 3,500 Crusaders from Rhode Island’s most disadvantaged communities – Providence, Pawtucket, Central Falls, and Woonsocket. We combine the steady, nurturing presence of caring adults with a rich array of programs that focus on academic enrichment, social and personal development, career awareness and exploration, and preparation for postsecondary education. Students who are members of The College Crusade go on to college at much higher rates than other students in the state’s urban school districts. Since 2001, we have awarded over $22 million in college scholarships to more than 2,800 high school graduates.