The Pathway to a Better Future
The Avenue Scholars program is designed to ensure careers for students with hope and need through education and supportive relationships. We help kids uncover their hidden talents and interests. Inspire their dreams and passions. And help them take the necessary steps toward meaningful careers.
Avenue Scholars provides a lifeline to low-income kids who show promise but are falling behind academically. Our students are selected at the end of their sophomore year in high school using multiple criteria:
- Gallup Hope and Well-being index score
- Recommendations from school or a community group
- Financial need
- Less than a 2.5 grade point average
Once students are accepted into the Avenue Scholars program, they receive comprehensive support from high school through community college or university graduation. High school students have a full-time Talent Advisor along with regular access to tutors and mentors. Outside the classroom, students receive a wide range of academic, social and financial planning services, many of which are delivered at the Avenue Scholars Center at 7101 Mercy Road in Omaha.
Students continue to receive individualized support through their post-secondary education. For those attending a community college or vocational school, the Avenue Scholars program provides unique transitional support into the workforce or into a four-year public or private college program.
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