Lead Program aims at attracting students who might “never make it”
The eight-week pilot LEAD program, which begins this summer, is intended to pave the path for students who express interest in college but for various reasons might never make it. This is according to Stuart Blacklaw, Yavapai Community College Vice President for instruction and student development. However, to get into the program, a student must be nominated. Here is a partial explanation.
1. The program is open to all students graduating from county high schools this spring.
2. A student be interested in attending college but must be at risk of not showing up in the fall.
3. Students can be nominated high school faculty, staff or administrators, or they can nominate themselves. A student who self-nominates also needs a letter of support from a secondary teacher or someone else familiar with the student’s academic work.
4. Detailed nomination requirements can be found at www.yc.edu/thelead. Please click here to go to that web site. Nominations may be emailed to Stuart.Blacklaw@yc.ed or mailed to Blacklaw at Yavapai College, 1100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott, AZ 86301.
5. Review of the nominations begins March 16, and continues as long as space is available.
6. Questions about the Lead program can be sent to Stuart Blacklaw via email or he may be called at 928-717-7778.
The Community College news release regarding this program can be accessed by clicking here.