Student/Parent meetings are scheduled for program participants on a monthly basis from September through April. The meetings are used to update the student and parent on program events, introduce them to relevant materials, procedures or individuals, and eventually assist them with the process of completing forms (college admissions applications, financial aid forms, etc.).
Individual and group academic advisement is provided for the Partnership students and includes assessment of the students needs, interests and goals, the realities of career choices, college admissions procedures, and assisting in the completion of financial aid forms. Advisement takes place within the school setting, but also takes place on the Millersville campus.
All Partnership students in grades 9th through 12th participate in skills development workshops. Beginning in September of each year, students are involved in at least one workshop per month, with transportation and meals provided when the workshop is conducted on the university campus. The students participate in a group learning environment which includes such areas as study skills, note-taking, time management, human potential, self-evaluation, anxiety reduction, etc.
College age mentors help our students through guidance and encouragement. When students come to the university with their mentors, they participate in activities on campus specifically designed to direct the student toward a future in higher education. These mentors serve as a positive, real life link to the university atmosphere.
Each mentor meets with a group of same-grade level students one Monday per month from November through April. Mentoring sessions occur after school for about one hour at the Millersville University campus. During each of these mentoring sessions mentors focus on a different topic. A list of all topics and suggestions for discussion and participation are available in November. Each topic is hand-picked and specifically designed to prepare students for their post-secondary education. Many mentors find that their relationships with students continue beyond the program, and they often serve as a great networking tool when the students enter the professional world.
Corporate Mentoring Schedule
Session #1 - Monday, November 7, 2011
Session #2 - Monday, December 5, 2011
Session #3 - Monday, January 9, 2012
Session #4 - Monday, February 6, 2012
Session #5 - Monday, March 5, 2012
Session #6 - Monday, April 2, 2012
Internship opportunities with the corporate sponsors are available to Partnership students enrolled at Millersville University. Depending on the students major, work experience, college credit, and monetary compensation is available to the students.
Summer employment with the corporate sponsors may be available to Partnership students enrolled at Millersville University. Monies earned during the summer is to be used for books and personal experiences during the school year.