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  • My students are thriving in high school with 3.5 to 4.0 GPA's. They are taking A.P. and honor classes. They are graduating from the police explorer program. Most importantly, they are taking ownership of their goals. I am very proud of them and I know [Career & College Clubs] is the source behind their individual success stories.

    Sherry De Fontenelle

    Counselor, Ellen Ochoa Learning Center

  • Student Outcomes

    The odds of enrolling in college are 85% higher for Career & College Clubs students than for students in a comparison group.

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  • Map of our Sites 2008-2015

    Since 2008, Career & College Clubs has grown from a few sites to over 350 sites.

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    A complete overview of Career & College Clubs in less than 5 minutes.

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Latest Blog

  • GEAR UP is Marching to a Million

    Career & College Clubs joined thousands of other college access champions for the annual NCCEP / GEAR UP conference. This year’s theme, “The March to a Million,” expressed the dedication educators, leaders, and change agents to expanding college and career opportunities for greater numbers of students nationwide. GEAR UP currently serves approximately 570,000 students, but […]

  • Seeking School District Partners for i3 Grants

    Career & College Clubs is seeking Local Education Agency (LEA) partners to collaborate on an application for federal funding through the Investing in Innovation Fund (i3). Building on the documented impact of the existing Career & College Clubs model for middle grades, we are applying for a Development grant to expand the model through the […]

  • The Future of Career Technical Education

    Eight national organizations recently released a collective vision proposing a transformation of the education system, with Career Technical Education (CTE) as an essential strategy. Putting Learner Success First: A Shared Vision for the Future of CTE is a call to action for leaders, policymakers, employers and practitioners across the nation to commit to creating a […]

  • Positive Peer Pressure in Middle School is the Focus of This American Life

    This American Life, the public radio show that reaches more than 2 million listeners, recently rebroadcast a show focusing on the lives of students in middle School. The entire show is worth listening too (again), but Act Six, the last segment, is particularly important for harnessing the power of peer influence for positive change. They […]