College Depot G.R.I.T. (Graduating Ready, Independent & Tenacious)
Designed for first-generation, college college-bound high school seniors, GRIT provides participating students (class of 2021) with a new, more connected type of advising. Our 2021 GRIT seniors will be assigned an advisor to provide direct, virtual support throughout their senior year. GRIT will officially begin the week of September 14th, which will include a virtual orientation session. Once GRIT begins, advisors will meet with their assigned students one-one-one (virtually) to create an individualized senior plan.
Advisors will check in with students regularly to make sure they are on track and be available for students to contact. Advisors will also assist with essential steps throughout the school year and into next summer. This includes individualized support for completion of FAFSA and college applications, as well as scholarships, financial aid, admissions, and anything else needed to successfully start college in the fall of 2021. Click here for more info and to enroll. Enrollment closes on 09/30/20.
During the Summer:
Every July, College Depot offers our Summer Sessions, which are FREE, fun-filled programs designed to help students plan for college. Summer Sessions topics have included: Essay Essentials, Scholarships + Financial Aid Essentials, Test Prep Essentials, Study Skills + Organizational Techniques, Postsecondary Pathways, Apprenticeship Essentials, and a Spanish-language session called ¡Caminemos a la Escuela! which is oriented to Spanish-speaking parents. See list of workshop sessions below for more information and to register. Check back for session dates and times for 2021. Click here for recordings from our 2020 virtual summer sessions.
Designed for high school graduates entering college to prepare them with tips, hacks, and strategies for a successful freshman year of college. Participants will learn from current and recently graduated college students as well as experienced college access professionals. This session will conclude with a virtual Q&A session from a panel of current college students that will cover what they wish they had known going into their freshman year, what they've learned since, and other related questions fielded virtually from participants. Check back in 2021 to register. Click here to view the recording of the summer 2020 session.
Summer Bridge Program for 2021 Seniors
There are several steps to complete over the summer to make sure graduating 2020 seniors can start college this fall. This summer College Depot is launching a program to support students with all of these summer steps. Students who participate in this free summer bridge program will be assigned an advisor who will work with them virtually over the summer to make sure they're successful. Registration for the summer of 2021 will open in March of 2021.
Jerome E. Miller Summer Leadership Academy
Cancelled for summer of 2020. If you or your student will be in the 11th or 12th grade in Fall 2020, live in the city of Phoenix, and are interested in a career in public service, consider the JEM Leadership Academy, which will occur during June of 2020. Stay tuned for 2020 program dates and application information.
College Depot Workshop Room Reservation Request:
Reservations postponed due to temporary building closure. College Depot offers room reservations for three different sized rooms in our center. Room reservations are available to educational non-profit organizations. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 602.261.8847 for any questions.