The IRC College Prep Program offers much-needed preparation and support to Crawford High School students looking to advance to post-secondary education. Many of the youth in the program are unable to enroll in Crawford High School collegiate-prep courses because they are required to take additional English or other prerequisite courses to meet high school graduation requirements due to their recent arrival in the United States.
The IRC College Prep Program is held in the Crawford High School library computer lab on Tuesdays after school and is designed as a comprehensive support system for college preparation.
With the help of volunteers, many of whom are current or former college students, students:
• write personal statements;
• apply to colleges, scholarships and financial aid; and
• complete their senior exhibition and portfolios over the course of the school year.
“Having the opportunity to work one-on-one with a student on their personal statement is one of the most rewarding experiences of being involved in IRC College Prep Program. This unique context allows for an intimate sharing of ideas and experiences with a student as you help them develop their story.” Mitch Johnson - IRC Graduation Coordinator
The College Prep program is part of IRC’s Youth Programs.