College & Career…Ready, Set, Go!

Putting Middle Schoolers on the Right Track

Designed to foster the knowledge, attitudes, and habits that steer 5th through 8th graders toward higher education and fulfilling careers, College & Career… Ready, Set, Go! (formerly known as College & Career Coach) connects students with Classroom Career Coaches and parent/caregiver coaches.

Building Character for Career Readiness

Character development is an important part of the lessons. The personal and professional goals students set during their activities focus on increasing resilience, willpower, grit and self-efficacy. In addition to field trips to local colleges and businesses, guest speakers from all walks of life discuss overcoming barriers on their career journey and offer useful advice as students move into high school. Lessons are hands-on and inquiry-based. Engaging formative assessments are included during each session to help ensure students are understanding the content.

Engaging Parents and Families for Student Success

Parents and caregivers commit to supporting their children’s career goals and College & Career…Ready, Set, Go! Includes parents in field trips and special Parent University classes where families can learn together how to help children meet their goals for the future. Parent opportunities can range from how to pay for post-secondary training and college to family film night where the focus is on character development and fun. We listen to families and focus on topics where they tell us their greatest needs exist.

Bring College & Career…Ready, Set, Go! to Your School

Our program currently operates in two schools in the Central City Ministry of Toledo, Rosary Cathedral School and Queen of Apostles School. Two coaches lead 5-8th grade classrooms twice per month to implement our curriculum which has been adopted from two evidence-based Career Readiness curricula, R Rules and Get Ready.

We adapt materials to accommodate the specific needs of your school’s children, calendars and Ohio Academic Content Standards for social studies and English Language Arts. R Rules is aligned to components from High Schools That Work, GEAR UP, the American School Counselor Association Model, 21st Century Skills, and academic and vocational standards.

 

If you are interested in bringing this program into your school, please contact Program Manager, Reed Steele at 419-242-2122 or rsteele@partnerstoledo.org. The program is eligible to utilize Title I funds and is customizable for your student’s needs and your school’s budget.