PSS changes your future.

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 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 PSS student application that is provided ONLINE through the link above. Transcripts, letters of recommendation, and waivers are to be sent via standard US mail, fax, or email.

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 their applications and essays.


PSS Week at a Glance
June 9-15, 2019

Your week at the PSS 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. 

PSS didn’t only meet my expectations; this program went above and beyond! It showed me that “si se puede” is not just a saying. It’s true.

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 hear from speakers who donate their time to interact with you. You will learn about each campus or university and what it offers you as a potential student. You will also 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.

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 PSS week ends, you'll take many great memories with you and can follow PSS and graduating class on social media to stay connected!


The Seven Day Forecast

DAY 5     
Preparing Leaders of tomorrow

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development, Career Night and Mock Interviews

DAY 6     
Looking to the Future

Eli Lilly and Company Business Simulation,
Community Service Project

DAY 7     
Celebrating Success: Graduation & Awards Ceremony

Student & Mentor Recognition, Emerging Leader Awards, Program Highlights for Parents

DAY 1     
Building The Team

Meet your mentors; Team-building activities 

DAY 2     
Building Leaders

Business, Career, and Leadership Workshops;
Dale Carnegie training; Etiquette dinner 

DAY 3     
Making Choices

Self-Assessment, College Selection,
College Application Process, SAT/ACT Preparation

DAY 4     
Following Your Dream

Paying for College, Scholarship Essay Writing


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