LEAD Summer program moves ahead on Prescott and Verde campuses
Yavapai Community College is moving forward with the “Lead” summer program. LEAD seeks to remove the barriers and create an environment that leads Yavapai County high school graduates to a successful start in college.
In an interview with Verde Independent reporter Yvonne Gonzales on February 21, Verde Campus executive Dean James Perey said students take an introduction to college course, paired with a sociology or psychology class. The free program amounts to about $1,250 in savings to the students, Perey said. This amount is higher for the Prescott program, which includes free housing for the students.
The program runs from June 1 to July 31. Faculty, staff or administrators in any secondary school in Yavapai County must nominate students by March 16.
You may view a six minute detailed explanation of LEAD given by Vice President Stuart Blackwell at the October, 2014 Governing Board meeting by clicking here.