North Central College - Naperville, IL

Developing high-need skills for high-need students

Developing high-need skills for high-need students

Cherrelle Blevins wants to teach music in a high-needs school and she got necessary skill training and experience from North Central College’s Junior/Senior Scholars education program.

Junior/Senior Scholars serves 400 pupils ages 5 to 18 from Chicago and Aurora—and all have access to tutoring, study groups and an academic summer camp on North Central’s campus.

Everyone participates as tutors, but Cherrelle put in additional time teaching a popular “drum line with buckets” music course during the summer and also coordinated the campus tutoring program. “This program continually confirmed for me why I want to teach,” she says.