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College and Alumni Program (CAP)

 As part of the Making Waves commitment to rigorously and holistically prepare students to gain acceptance to and graduate from college, Making Waves College and Alumni Programs focus on coaching students to achieve college and life success.

The College and Alumni Team provides services for our alumni in the Education Program and will continue to provide support once our Academy students enter college. Ultimately, our vision is to ensure that Wave-Makers become valuable contributors to the workforce and their communities.

Programs:

Making Waves Need-Based Scholarship: All eligible alumni of Making Waves receive access to a need-based scholarship to ensure that our Wave-Makers are not kept out of higher education due to financial barriers.

Making Waves College Coaching: Making Waves is committed to the development of a college coaching model focused on the areas of academic, social/emotional and professional growth. College coaches provide one-on-one coaching to our Wave-Makers. Each session is focused on ensuring Wave-Makers raise their GPA each term in college, earn full-time units and make steady progress toward earning their Bachelor’s degree within six years or fewer.

Goals:

College and Alumni Program will partner with Wave-Makers to provide coaching, which will challenge them to advance their academic, social/emotional and professional growth.

College and Alumni Program will coach Wave-Makers to raise their grade point averages each term they are in college.

College and Alumni Program will coach Wave-Makers to earn full-time units and make steady progress toward earning their Bachelor’s degree within six years. 

Wave-Makers should be on track to transfer within three years of entering college if they are attending a two-year institution, and within five years of entering if they are attending a four-year institution.

College and Alumni Program will provide financial services coaching to ensure students graduate from college with strong financial management skills and as little debt as possible.

College and Alumni Program will encourage all Wave-Makers to contribute to the Making Waves community and to society through understanding and applying MW Core Values.

College and Alumni Program staff will work collaboratively and proactively to ensure an organized, safe and supportive site to best serve Wave-Makers in earning their degrees and plan for successful futures.

 

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