The Missouri Department of Higher Education recently awarded Wyman with a nearly $100,000 College Access Challenge Grant to support the “Wyman Prep” program - which includes both our Teen Leadership Program (TLP) and Teen Outreach Program® (TOP®).
Through “Wyman Prep,” a system of postsecondary access and support, teens receive increased college access and persistence programming, yearly financial aid and access workshops, college tours and immersion experiences beginning as high school freshman and personalized postsecondary coaching and support.
Created in 2007 by Congress, College Access Challenge Grants honor organizations dedicated to preparing low-income students to enter and succeed in post-secondary education. This year the Missouri Department of Higher Education awarded more than $1.6 million in federal funds to 21 groups to reach under-served students.
Other grant recipients include a number of great youth serving organizations that we are proud to partner with on the St. Louis Graduates initiative. We send our congratulations to the following organizations, for their funded projects:
- College Bound St. Louis provides weekly classes on “college knowledge” ranging from admission requirements, types of post-secondary schools, developing study skills, college application completion, scholarship research, essay writing, career exploration, financial literacy and standardized test preparation.
- College Summit provides a comprehensive college access and preparation program to 15 partner schools in the St. Louis area as they continue building a systemic college-going culture.
- The Missouri College Advising Corps (MCAC) program provides college access support and activities to 26 partner high schools in the state.
- The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis will use College Access Challenge Grant funds for the foundation’s “Student Advocate and Advising Program.”