We are committed to bridging the gap between education and business, guaranteeing careers for our youth of hope and need through supportive relationships, individualized coaching, education, and training.
Every student has hopes and dreams for their future. But life challenges often get in the way and prevent them from staying on course to reach those desired opportunities.
We've created a program with curriculum targeted at holistically preparing students for meaningful careers in quality career options in fields such as health care, information technology, automotive and transportation, trades and manufacturing, and business processes. We work with students to remove as many barriers as possible and illuminate possibility in their lives.
We are consistent, dependable, and honest about who we are and what we do.
We implement dynamic programming that facilitates the growth and development of our students and the community.
We create a culture of mutual trust, open dialogue, and positive results.
We value others and promote their success.
We focus on strengths and opportunities rather than obstacles.
We provide individualized support services to help students identify, persist toward, and ultimately enter financially sustaining careers.
Students are selected for the program during their sophomore year based on financial need, interest in pursuing a career in a high-demand career field requiring an associate degree or less, and attendance at an AS partner high school.
Students who successfully complete the Avenue Scholars High School program have the opportunity to continue their education through a grant of up to $8,000 per student. Scholarships support training toward a market-relevant credential in a high-demand career field requiring an associate degree or less. Throughout their postsecondary training, students are jointly supported by AS Postsecondary Career Coaches.
Students are assisted with obtaining high-demand, financially sustaining careers requiring an associate degree or less and supported as they make the transition to full-time employment.