NEW Scholars is our college readiness program for local, underrepresented youth who want to be the first in their family to graduate from college, but lack the understanding and resources to get there. Starting in sixth grade and continuing through 12th grade, we ready these students and their families for success on the path to higher education and acceptance into college.
Through college visits, service learning, reading and writing activities, college prep support, grade and assignment monitoring, and parent workshops, NEW Scholars breaks down barriers to higher education that exist for so many low-income and first-generation students.
By participating, students also earn up to a $5,000 scholarship, but the financial incentive is just a bonus: We arm them with practical knowledge and the tools they’ll need to succeed in middle school, high school, and into (and through!) college. With our support, our NEW Scholars are changing the course of their future.
Currently serving almost 200 middle and high school students in the Green Bay area.
Our NEW Scholars consistently outscore their peers on standardized tests.
Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Providing an in-depth commitment to our students and parents, with over 127 program hours devoted to each family every year.