What We Do

Program Overview

The Avenue Scholars program provides an array of resources to help Scholars persist to career entry. Each Scholar is assigned a Career Coach at both the high school and postsecondary/career levels of the program to guide their personal and career-related development during the junior and senior years of high school (High School Career Coach) and during postsecondary training and into career entry (Postsecondary Career Coach). Scholars attending Metropolitan Community College (MCC) also receive support from MCC Facilitators, who assist Scholars with college-related issues like course enrollment, financial aid, and academic support.

Program Guarantees

To ensure that Scholars are well-equipped for employment in their chosen industry area, Avenue Scholars aspires to have each of its participants meet the following five “Program Guarantees” upon completing the program:

Education & Training

A committed Avenue Scholar participant graduates from high school, completes relevant career education or training, and is goal oriented toward an Avenue Scholar approved pathway.

Work Experience

A committed Avenue Scholar participant demonstrates a successful work history.

Work-Ready Skills

A committed Avenue Scholar participant demonstrates work-ready habits and skills, including responsibility, work ethic, communication, positive attitude, professionalism, teamwork, and problem solving.


A committed Avenue Scholar participant demonstrates consistent attendance at school, work, and Avenue Scholar engagements.

Financial & Personal Well-Being

A committed Avenue Scholar participant demonstrates the ability to overcome barriers to employment, financial, physical, and mental well-being, and, access community resources and services when necessary.