Established in 1988, Junior/Senior Scholars is a comprehensive college readiness program that partners with high-need elementary and secondary schools in Aurora and Chicago. The program directly supports hundreds of students each year with tutoring and mentoring services, while providing small group and school-wide programs to more than 4,000 students. The goal of the Scholars program is to consistently provide students in under-resourced communities with the support they need to graduate from high school and then college. The program is staffed by 200 students from North Central College. As mentors and tutors to Junior and Senior Scholars, the North Central students become part of the solution to closing the achievement gap, and many are inspired to teach at high-need schools.
Junior/Senior Scholars has been named an exemplary practice by the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
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Dr. Jan Fitzsimmons