|Bring CCRSG to your school this fall using ESSER Funds. Our career programming qualifies and gets your students ready for high school and beyond!
The new school year is here and each school district is approaching content delivery in the best ways they can to keep students safe. College and Career Ready, Set, Go (CCRSG) is ready to help with high quality programming delivered in whatever ways students are learning this school year.
This school year, CCRSG is took our program into the virtual world. Classes were set up in Google Classroom and via other media to cover an exciting, updated curriculum for students to access at home during and outside school hours. And where possible, we provided lessons in person.
Setting middle schoolers on a course for career success!
Designed to foster the knowledge, attitudes, and habits that steer 5th through 8th graders toward post-high school training and fulfilling careers, College & Career… Ready, Set, Go! connects students with real world experiences with Career Mentors and participation from Parent/caregiver Coaches to help guide students on solid career pathways that lead to future success.
Building Character for Career Readiness
Character development is an important part of the lessons. The personal and professional goals that students set during their activities focus on increasing resilience, willpower, grit and self-assurance. In addition to field trips to local colleges and businesses, guest mentors from all walks of life discuss overcoming barriers on their career journey and offer useful advice and ongoing resources as students move into high school. Lessons are hands-on and inquiry-based. Engaging assessments are included during each session to help ensure students are understanding the content. And our program is professionally evaluated by an external evaluator to ensure program quality and maintain focus on continuous improvement.
Engaging Parents and Families for Student Success
Parents and caregivers commit to supporting their children’s career goals. College & Career…Ready, Set, Go! includes parents in field trips and special evening events 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 career nights with hands-on activities led by area businesses and higher education professionals.
Bring College & Career…Ready, Set, Go! to Your School
Our program is now operating in seventeen schools including Rosary Cathedral School, Queen of Apostles School, Discovery Academy, Horizon Science Academy, Summit Academy, and Wildwood Environmental Academy along with Longfellow, Whittier Elementary and the Virtual Academy in Toledo Public School system and Greenwood, Jackman, Hiawatha, McGregor, Meadowvale, Monac, Shoreland and Wernert in Washington Local. A team of education specialists lead 5-8th grade classrooms twice per month to implement our curriculum which has been adapted from two evidence-based Career Readiness curricula, R Rules and Get Ready. Activities focus on developing problem solving, critical thinking, communication and social-emotional skills needed for high school and career readiness. Topics include financial literacy, SMART goal setting, career mapping and we begin our year with a skills and interests survey so we can focus on careers with high levels of student interest including STEMM careers.
We adapt materials to accommodate the specific needs of your school’s children, calendars and Ohio Academic Content Standards for social studies, English Language Arts, mathematics and science. 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 career preparation standards.
If you are interested in bringing this program into your school, please contact Director of Career Programming, Reed Steele at 419-242-2122 or [email protected]. The program is eligible to utilize Title I and ESSER funding 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. We also help you write grants to fund the program at your location.
We need folks from every kind of career you can imagine.
Thank you to all our schools:
Longfellow, Whittier Elementar and Virtual Academy in TPS, Queen of Apostles and Rosary Cathedral in the Toledo Diocese and Discovery Academy, Horizon Science Academy, Summit Academy (ESC of Lake Erie West), and Wildwood Environmental Academy, and Greenwood, Jackman, Hiawatha, McGregor, Meadowvale, Monac, Shoreland and Wernert in Washington Local, as well as grants from these generous funders.
Thank you to all of our area business partners:
- Auto Dealers United for Kids
- Associated General Contractors of NW Ohio
- Bowling Green State University
- BP/Husky Refining
- Carpenters/Millwrights/Floorlayers Local 351
- Connecting Kids to Meals
- Kerry Patrick Clark
- First Energy
- First Federal Bank
- First Solar
- Greater Toledo Community Foundation
- IBEW Local #8
- Indiana Kentucky Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters
- Jason Dixon – Inspire 2 Reach Higher
- Jared Bendis and Case Western Reserve University
- Junior Achievement of NW Ohio
- Keep Toledo-Lucas County Beautiful
- Kroger Company
- Lourdes University
- Makulinski Family Foundation
- Mercy College
- Pamala Mohler
- PNC Bank
- PTI, INC
- Principal Business Enterprises
- Owens Community College
- Northwest Ohio Manufacturers Alliance
- Northwest State Community College
- Roach Family Foundation
- Rotary Club of Toledo
- Rouen Automotive
- Sallie Mae
- Southwest Airlines
- Taylor Automotive Group
- Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce
- Toledo-Lucas County Public Library
- University of Toledo