P2O Program Components
The role of a mentor is to encourage the personal and professional development of a mentee through the sharing of knowledge, experience, and expertise. Our mentors are professionals from various fields. Although they sacrifice time, energy, and resources to make a vital difference in our program, the incredible thing is, they get out of it as much as the students.
Girls learn to empower themselves through curricula designed to address issues that are relevant to the workforce and life today. Students learn practical soft skills such as communication, conflict resolution, networking, and etiquette, as well as life skills including goal setting, budgeting, and time management.
We provide impactful ACT tutoring that has been shown to increase the average ACT score by 2 points. This in turn has enabled our students to obtain more financial aid assistance, and in some cases has led to our students receiving full ride scholarships.
An amazing component of the Pathway 2 Opportunity Program is Career Exploration. Students attend a day-long seminar at Drake State Community & Technical College learning about various educational paths and career opportunities available in North Alabama.
We build on strength!
Students in the Pathway 2 Opportunity (P2O) program are self-motivated, high-achieving leaders in their junior year of high school.
Recruitment takes place in public schools during November and December, with applications opening in January, interviews held in March, and acceptance letters sent out in April.