Military Family College Readiness Program

P2C Athlete Prep's Military Family Readiness Program is designed to prepare military families with student athletes in the 9th through 12th grade for the trials and tribulations they will in the college recruiting process as a military family.  With unique challenges casued by deployments, military moves, and being stationed overseas, military dependents face added dementions to their recruiting process that the average student athlete might not face.

The Program:

     - 9th through 10th grade Tutoring Program

     - Rising Stars Mentorship Program

     - College Bound Athlete Mentorship Program

     - SAT/ACT Preparation / Validation

     - Academic College Visits

     - Student Athlete College Preparation

     - Online College Marketing and Promotions

     - Military College Scholarship Workshops

9th through 10th Grade Tutoring Program:

Just as in the 6th through 8th Grade Tutoring Program, we believe that education is one of the most important elements of long-term success in all areas of life. P2C Athlete Prep has developed this tutoring program to offer both personal and small group assistance to students who are at academic risk.  The requirement for students who begin in the High School Development Program is to finish with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  For those students who come into the program that have not achieve this GPA requirement, we will provide access to help through our tutoring program.  

Rising Stars Mentorship Program:

Although education is the primary goal of our schools, students face other challenges taht will ultimately influence their future.  Some students try to figure out how to combine athletics with their studies.  Some with fragile self-esteem align themselves with groups that experiment with risky behaviors.  Some walk-in isolation because, for whatever reason, they don't "fit in".

The role of the mentor can range from "informal career counselor" to "trusted confidante".  Experienced mentors are mature adults who students can turn to in times of confusion or stress.  They are able to help students navigate their complex educational and social experience and also prepare them for success in life.  They encourage; they listen; they advise; and they support.

The Mentorship Programs connect students with mentors who will always act in their best interest.  In addition to being a trusted friend and counselor, our mentors also interact with teachers, parents, coaches, student services, and anyone else who can play a part in the support system that will be the foundation for a student's overall success.

College Bound Athlete Mentorship Program:

As a first-year college student:  From the very first day that they walk onto the campus of a college or university, students face a stressful environment.  The difficult qualification and acceptance process is behind them, and they are now a member of the student body of the college of their choice.  But there is very little time for relaxation or reflection between the rigors of academic requirements, coping with the new experience living away from home, and trying to find his or her place in the campus social structure.  Our mentors help to prepare the student athletes for these first year college rigors.

SAT/ACT Preparation / Validation

As part of our commitment to helping students achieve their academic goals, P2C Athlete Prep offers support to those who need help preparing for the SAT and ACT tests.  All students applying to a US college or university are required to take on or both tests to participate in the higher education admissions process.  Colleges and universities use the SAT and ACT scores as one indicator of a student's ability to perform college level work.  More than a million students take these test every year to compete for placement at the college or university of their choice.  Our focus is on helping students understand that the SAT test is an aptitude test and the ACT is an achievement test.  Or goal and focus with this program is to:

     1) help student athletes understand which test will offer them the best opportunity for the highest score according to their individual strengths and weaknesses.

     2) teach specific techniques to use when approaching each component of a test and how to narrow choices on multiple choice questions, and

     3) Provide practice tests that are similar to SAT and ACT tests in terms of the types of questions and the format.

Academic College Visits:

Douglas Christiansen, Vice Provost for Enrollment, Dean of Admissions for Vanderbilt University sums up the importance of a college visit prior to a student making a final choice on attending a particular college or university.  

     -- "While a student can find out basically all he/she needs to know about a campus via the Internet, until a student takes a trip to that campus, the actual experience is just theoretical. Knowing the journey involved to just arrive at a campus is critical. We have had students arrive, after driving all day, who then reconsider their opinion of our school. We have had students who have traveled around the world to arrive here, and fall in love with our campus immediately. The feel once a student arrives is very personal, and it is one all students need to have experienced before deciding which school is right for them. A campus visit allows the student to experience the trip involved to get to the school, the people who are there, and the actual learning environment on campus. Seeing the dorms and dorm rooms, tasting the food, walking the campus—all these elements are critical to understanding if a student will actually be happy once he/she is a student there."

To that end, we will provide students who normally would not have the ability to visit colleges throughout the state and surrounding states to help them make more informed college decisions.

Student Athlete College Preparation

There are specific categories of high school courses that students need to take and specific grades that they need to maintain to successfully participate in a college or university admissions process.  It is important to understand that not all classes that meet a high school's graduation requirement will meet all requirements.  This is especially true if a student is applying to a NCAA college or university.  

We recognize that not every school has a curriculum that fully supports these requirements.  We also understand that , even with carful planning, some students may benefit from course work outside of the traditional high school environment.  Our College Preparation Classes will serve to fill the gaps for students who want to make sure that the coursework they take in high school will help them become eligible for admission to a top-ranked college.

Online College Marketing and Promotions

An online athletic profile is one of the most important marketing tools a player can have.  It allows college coaches to quickly review key information about a player and make that critical decision whether the athlete is worth considering for recruitment.  

The competition is tough.  Some studies suggest that Division I college football programs have databases that have over 5,000 prospective players.  Not every student athlete knows how to create a profile that will grab the attention of a busy coach or recruiter, and not every student athlete has the resources to invest in professional recruitment services.  We help student athletes create strong athletic profiles at a very low cost - profiles that emphasize their greatest skills and accomplishments to give them a competitive edge in the recruitment process.

Military College Scholarship Workshops

The military college scholarship workshops provides students and their parents with information to help them navigate through finding a way to pay for a college education.  We teach them how to use:

     - Post 9/11 GI Bill (Military Scholarship Program)

     - Texas Hazelwood Act (Military Scholarship Program)

     - Yellow Ribbon Program (Military Scholarship Program)

     - The Fry Program (Military Scholarship Program)

Coupling this with guiding students to take advantage of the expertise of their guidance counselors and to continue to ask questions until they thoroughly understand the process.  Financial challenges should never derail a student's path to success.

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