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ASPIRA Antonia Pantoja

Program Description

What is YS3? YS3 is collaboration between the Alternative Schools Network (ASN) and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) provide education services to out of school youth in care from ages of 15-21, who are interested in returning to school and earning a high school diploma or GED. What makes ASPIRA A. Pantoja Unique? Students enrolled in YS3 will have access to multiple support services including youth development mentors, dual enrollment into college courses, a minimum requirement of 21 credits, small class sizes with dedicated teachers, college and career readiness program, clubs and sport activities, recreational and educational activities and life skill workshops. YS3 Incentives... One-on-One Mentoring Support Upon graduation youth have the opportunity to earn $600+ scholarship and laptop Monetary incentives for attendance and grade improvements Bi-Weekly Field Trips, Employment Support, Internships For every completed FuelED online course youth receives $250 ($50 to youth & $200 for scholarship) ACE Program Compensation: Tutoring at $6/hr, Counseling at $6/hr, After School Programming at $6/hr and work at $10.50/hr

Services Provided

  • College admissions guidance and counseling

Demographics

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 50
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

First-Generation

  • More than 75%