College Promise Program
Once students enroll in college, they continue to participate in Student U through the College Promise. Student U’s College Promise program provides academic, social/emotional, and financial support for students during their four years in college. Student U’s College Success Coordinators support college students through in-person meetings, phone check-ins, topic-focused retreats and connections to on-campus resources for each student.
During the August pre-college retreat and the annual Winter Break retreat, students discuss successes, challenges and course selections with Student U staff and external experts. Student U parents also gather four times a year to support one another through the challenges of advocating for and nurturing their children as they transition into adulthood.
In addition to a strong focus on connecting students to resources and supports at the colleges they attend, Student U hires its own experienced college students as College Fellows, who are paid to mentor and support the younger college students on their campuses.
College Promise includes:
- Provides academic, social/ emotional, and financial support for students during post-secondary education.
- Connects our college students to Student U peer mentors through Student U College Promise Fellowship.
- Hosts topic-focused retreats, and plans social gatherings so that Student U students can continue engaging with the community that has walked with them on their journey to this point.
- Supports the families of our college students by educating parents on the road ahead for their students and the ways they can support their children.