Our Pilot Program Results
Our process consisted of series of pilot programs from School Years (SY) 2015-2016 to SY 2019-2020.
Throughout our series of middle school pilot programs, the remarkable results produced by the 318 participating parents and students over the 5-year period were unprecedented. A small example of their results is represented below:
Our initial pilot program participants consisted of 318 parents and students like the ones pictured below:
Parent-Student Orientation at Forest Park High School
Private screening of block-buster movie with author, director, family members of women depicted in movie, and national leaders at Library of Congress
Parent-Student Orientation at
Northern Virginia Community College
Career exploration in computer game and design at Virginia State University
2019-2020 Parent advisory team meeting at Benton Middle School
1st Annual Career and College Opportunities 2020
Update (as of March 2020)
By SY 2019-2020, all 221 cohort of middle school students, were now in high school. A follow-up of their career readiness status revealed disturbing results.
2015 cohort of middle school students are now rising 10th through 12th graders. Those students who reverted back to the traditional career readiness process produced the following results:
100% of our participants entered HS with a defined career path;
Despite 83% of the cohort continuing to receive academic recognition throughout high school;
By end of 9th grade, 8 out of 10 had an effective career plan;
By end of 10th grade, 1 out of 5 had an effective career plan;
By end of 11th grade, 1 out of 10 had an effective career plan.