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College Steps provides customized college support for students with learning and social challenges, building a foundation for success in high school, college, work and life.
 

What We Do

College Steps provides hands-on and personalized college support for students with learning and social challenges. Our mantra of “Build Your Future” represents a student-centered support system that utilizes peer mentoring and multidisciplinary collaboration on campus.

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HOW WE WORK

Structured educational support is our secret to success. Our award-winning model emphasizes thorough planning, thoughtful action, constant reporting and comprehensive measurement. Along with our expert team, student mentors are at the center of our approach.

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WHERE WE ARE

College Steps is located on a growing number of college campuses across the country. Access to a College Steps experience provides high school students with an introduction to campus culture and classes, and college students ongoing support as they work toward a degree.

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Structured For Success

The College Steps model addresses the unique challenges of students with learning and social challenges. We begin with a strategic plan to meet the academic and social needs of each student as they transition toward the goal of a degree or preparation for gainful employment. Our four-part model includes:
ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT

Explore the customized academic supports and benefits of our model.

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INDEPENDENT LIVING

Find the potential in living outside the home and growing into adulthood.

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SOCIAL INTEGRATION

See how social activities apply to every element of a student’s success.

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WORK EXPERIENCE

Learn the skills and get real world experience during and after college.

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Partnerships With Impact

College Steps collaborates closely with the high schools we partner with, the campuses we're housed on, the students and families we support and the agencies with whom we work.
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High Schools

We work at a district level, saving schools time and money, while enhancing transition supports for individual student IEPs.
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Families

Some parents work directly with College Steps, providing a strong supplement to in-school and private care services.
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Colleges

We work in close collaboration with college partners to enhance existing services and improve retention rates.
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Agencies

Community agencies serve as an essential bridge to support our work with high schools, parents, colleges and students.
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Our Impact

Hours of Peer Mentor Support/Year
Graduates Receiving
Paid Employment
Graduate Income Above Livable Wage
Students Participating At No Charge
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