The Greater Phoenix Urban League's College Prep Program

At The Greater Phoenix Urban League, we understand that the goal is not simply acceptance to a college, but setting students up for success in a college that is right for them.

To offer students a proven method of discovery, the Project Ready! College Planning Program combines:

— One-on-one student guidance sessions

— Dynamic and engaging College Planning Curriculum, Group Workshops, Speaker Series, College and Community Service Fairs

The College Planning Program provides the following assistance and coaching services:

— College Search

— Perform student interview including online personality profile

— Participate in web-based college major interest survey to explore careers and potential areas of study

— Develop a plan for exploring potential careers and corresponding college majors

— Advise on extracurricular activities, summer programs, and resume

College Readiness:

— Plan and review your student's high school curriculum

— Review schedules and make a plan for standardized tests such as the SAT, ACT, AP, and IB

— Provide worksheets, checklists and organizational strategies to manage important tasks and deadlines

— Learn interview and professional communication skills

— Educate families on financial aid and scholarship opportunities

Student Self Analysis:

— Assist your student in developing their individual college criteria and provide a list of colleges containing various degrees of      selectivity

— Educate regarding strategies for college research using multiple sources of information

— Prepare student for successful college visits

— Assist in college applications including essay writing (topic development, critique and proofreading)

Please give so we can get
prepared for college.

Only 19% of Arizona HS
students graduate college.

The GPUL works with the City of Phoenix and surrounding areas to help children and young adults innovate their education and get the learning they need.