Preparing your child for college success
Kids want and need to know that the adults in their lives are invested in their future and committed to helping make their dreams come true.
Providing Opportunities with Educational Readiness (P.O.W.E.R.) is a six-year program designed to help young people in DC’s Ward 8 do well in middle school and high school and ensure that they are academically and emotionally prepared to continue their education after graduation.
P.O.W.E.R. students participate in a wide variety of afterschool, weekend, and summertime activities, including STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programming and nationally recognized competitions, college readiness lessons, field trips and fairs, and workshops that teach students and their families how to get financial help and prepare for future job opportunities.
And the numbers show that P.O.W.E.R. really delivers! 30 of the program’s first group of 40 students enrolled in college after graduating high school, and P.O.W.E.R. participants have earned a total of $1.5 million in college scholarships.
We work with many other organizations to offer P.O.W.E.R. workshops and services, including Bowie State University, DC College Access Program, Sasha Bruce Teen Outreach Program, Patriots Technology, Future Resource Learning, Wards 7 & 8 DC Prevention Centers, and the Tau Gamma Delta Sorority of Washington, DC.
For more information about P.O.W.E.R., contact UPO Youth Services Program Case Manager Kenny Carroll at 202-610-2014.