PSS College Prep Week
June 11-17, 2017
For High School Sophomores and Juniors
PSS College Prep Week is for Indiana Hispanic/Latino high school sophomores and juniors who desire to attend college. Each year, approximately 100 students are selected to tour several university campuses over the course of one week. They learn critical information that allows them to realize their personal strengths, academic paths, and even choice of university. During this week, our students get a glimpse of campus life while touring these academic campuses.
They also make LOTS of new friends who are also motivated to attend college!
Who Should Apply?
All Hispanic/Latino high school sophomores and juniors who are interested in college, can apply. To apply, you MUST fill out the application that is provided ONLINE. Essays, transcripts and letters of recommendation are to be sent via standard US mail to the address provided. CLICK on the link above to access the application.
NOTE: You do not have to speak Spanish (20% of our students do not). All sessions at Project Stepping Stone are taught in English. You do not have to be 100% Latino. You MUST BE of Hispanic/Latino descent.
IMPORTANT: Students will be selected based on application and essay.
PSS Week at a Glance
June 11-17, 2017
Your week at the PSS High School (College Prep) program begins on a Sunday afternoon with check-in and registration. From Sunday to Saturday, you will be meeting new friends and visiting several college/university campuses via motor coach.
During the week you will meet many new friends who are driven to attend college, just like you. They are determined to be successful in life. At first it maybe a little scary meeting so many strangers, but everyone makes friends quickly and starts having fun on the first day! Relax and be yourself.
As we travel from campus to campus you will learn many things about college and also hear from several speakers who donate their time to talk with you. You will learn about each campus or university and what it offers you as a potential student. You will receive information about financial aid and be given resources that will guide you to possible grants and scholarships. Learning about time management, leadership, personal strengths/weaknesses, personal money management, résumé building, interview skills, and even dining etiquette will help equip you to become a better you.
On the Saturday morning, the program ends with a special graduation ceremony that your friends and families will be invited to attend. You’ll enjoy a special keynote speaker who will motivate you on your journey toward higher education. You’ll also receive a PSS Certificate with your name on it. Once the ceremony is over, you are free to return home with your parents.
As the week ends, you’ll take with you many great memories. And you can always follow your graduating class on Facebook so you can stay connected.
The Seven Day Forecast
Preparing Leaders of tomorrow
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development, Career Night and Mock Interviews
Looking to the Future
Eli Lilly and Company Business Simulation, Community Service Project
Celebrating Success: Graduation & Awards Ceremony
Student & Mentor Recognition, Emerging Leader Awards, Program Highlights for Parents
Building The Team
Meet your mentors; Team-building activities
Business, Career, and Leadership Workshops; Dale Carnegie training; Etiquette dinner
Self-Assessment, College Selection, College Application Process, SAT/ACT Preparation
Following Your Dream
Paying for College, Scholarship Essay Writing