College & Career…Ready, Set, Go!

Putting Middle Schoolers on the Right Track for Career Success

Building Character for Career Readiness

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 Teachers/Coaches and Parent/Caregiver Coaches.

Character development is an important part of the lessons. The personal and professional goals students set during their activities focus on increasing resilience 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 and the program is professionally evaluated.

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, Family Engagement Nights 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 science festivals where the focus is on a combination of academic enrichment, career pathway awareness 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 and also at Northpointe Academy. Two teachers lead 5-8th grade classrooms twice per month from October-May during the school day  to implement our curriculum, which has been adapted from two evidence-based Career Readiness curricula, R Rules and Get Ready.

Our program works for all districts and all types of public and private schools. Our curriculum is customizable to the specific needs of your school’s children so the content is appropriate and engaging for students on IEPs and those who struggle with math and literacy skills. We work with your school calendar to schedule classes, field trips for students and special family engagement events that are part of our programming. Our curriculum is aligned with Ohio Academic Content Standards for social studies, science, mathematics 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 The program is eligible to utilize Title I funds and is customizable for your school’s budget. Prices start at around $25 per student for the school-year program that runs from October 1 through the middle of May.


For afterschool programming opportunities, please visit our Success Mentors page.



Pi, Circles, and endless fun! A Free Family Math Festival at Rosary with the College & Career Ready…Set…Go! Program

Includes: Free dinner, games and prizes!
Date: May 8, 2018
Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
Location: Rosary Cathedral School Gymnasium

This event is for students in grades 5-8 in the College & Career program and their entire family. Activities are fun for all ages.
Registration is required in order to have a count for dinner. Please click the link below to let us know you are coming.

Register Here:

or call 419-242-2122 to let us know how many people you are bringing with you!