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Your title and the organization you represent. Your Name Why you chose to attend this workshop. Saturday, 10/2/2004 9:20 – 10:35 a.m. FEDERAL, BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY-BASED PATHWAYS TO STUDENT SUCCESS GUIDING QUESTIONS What is NAU GEAR UP? What is AQFK?

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Your title and the organization you represent.

Your Name

Why you chose to attend this workshop.

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Saturday, 10/2/2004

9:20 – 10:35 a.m.

FEDERAL, BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY-BASED PATHWAYS TO STUDENT SUCCESS

GUIDING QUESTIONS

  • What is NAU GEAR UP? What is AQFK?
  • What are each program’s important components?
  • Which services have the greatest impact? Why?

AZ Commission for Postsecondary Education ● Pathways to Education Conference

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Saturday, 10/2/2004

9:20 – 10:35 a.m.

FEDERAL, BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY-BASED PATHWAYS TO STUDENT SUCCESS

GOAL

Give you tools you can use to help students and families in your community, using existing resources.

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Saturday, 10/2/2004

9:20 – 10:35 a.m.

NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY (NAU) GEAR UP

OVERVIEW

  • Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs
  • National initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Created in 1999, NAU received two grants and began delivering services to students in 2000

AZ Commission for Postsecondary Education ● Pathways to Education Conference

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Saturday, 10/2/2004

9:20 – 10:35 a.m.

NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY (NAU) GEAR UP

MISSION

To significantly increase the number of low income students who are prepared to succeed in education beyond high school.

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Saturday, 10/2/2004

9:20 – 10:35 a.m.

NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY (NAU) GEAR UP

APPROACH

  • GEAR UP serves entire classes of 7th - 12th graders from low-income schools
  • NAU specified sites in its grant applications
  • Currently 11 sites statewide are serving approximately 4,000 students
  • Most are now in 11th grade (Year 5 of 6)
  • Every federal dollar spent is matched 1:1

AZ Commission for Postsecondary Education ● Pathways to Education Conference

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Saturday, 10/2/2004

9:20 – 10:35 a.m.

NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY (NAU) GEAR UP

  • Arizona Community Foundation
  • AZ Commission for Postsecondary Ed.
  • Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Arizona Quest for Kids
  • ASU Financial Aid Office
  • Boeing Corporation
  • Maricopa Community College District
  • NAU Financial Aid Office
  • New York Times Knowledge Network
  • Phoenix Fire - School House Foundation
  • Rodel Foundation
  • U of A Financial Aid Office

Pinon High School

Flagstaff Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Coconino

High School

Kingman

High School

Alhambra High School

Cordova

Middle

School

Mesa / Westwood

High School

Yuma

High School

AZ School for

the Deaf and Blind

Patagonia / Nogales

High School

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Saturday, 10/2/2004

9:20 – 10:35 a.m.

NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY (NAU) GEAR UP

SITE COORDINATORS

  • Monitor student grades, attendance and enrollment in college prerequisite courses.
  • Provide information to students and parents about getting into and paying for college.
  • Carry out all yearly activities; track student participation and grades for evaluation purposes.

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Saturday, 10/2/2004

9:20 – 10:35 a.m.

NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY (NAU) GEAR UP

STRATEGIES

Tutoring / Mentoring

Job

Shadowing

Scholarships

Summer

Enrichment

Cultural

Events

Financial Aid

Workshops

College

Visits

Parental

Involvement

Community

Service

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Saturday, 10/2/2004

9:20 – 10:35 a.m.

NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY (NAU) GEAR UP

GEAR UP WORKS!

According to independent program evaluations, GEAR UP students are more likely to:

Stay in School

Meet or Exceed AIMS Standards

Address Attendance Problems

Be Promoted

Use Academic Support Services

Take Rigorous Classes

Score Better on SAT 9

Receive Parental and Mentor Support

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Saturday, 10/2/2004

9:20 – 10:35 a.m.

NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY (NAU) GEAR UP

TO LEARN MORE, CONTACT

Jan Wenning, Assistant Director

jan.wenning@nau.edu

Or visit our website at

www4.nau.edu/gearup

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arizona quest for kids
ArizonaQuest For Kids

Pathways to Education Conference

October 2, 2004

what is arizona quest for kids
What Is Arizona Quest for Kids?
  • Mentoring, enrichment & scholarship program
  • In partnership with
    • Students
    • Families
    • Schools
    • Mentors
  • Resulting in:
    • High school graduation
    • Aspirations of higher education
    • Tomorrow’s community leaders
who are arizona quest for kids students
Who are Arizona Quest for Kids Students?
  • Teacher-nominated 5th graders
  • Bright students with high potential for success in post-secondary education
  • Eligible for free and reduced lunch
  • Free of behavioral problems
  • Good attendance and low mobility
  • Likely to be the first from their family to participate in post-secondary education
program components
Program Components

MENTORING

ENRICHMENT

FAMILY SUPPORT

SCHOLARSHIP

mentoring
Mentoring
  • Mentors meet with their student mentee a minimum 1 hour per week
  • Mentors must commit to stay involved for at least 1 year (but most stay much longer)
  • Mentors serve as a positive adult role model and provide friendship, guidance and encouragement to their mentee.
enrichment
Enrichment
  • Offered to broaden the students’ life experiences and involvement in the community
  • Better prepares youth for success by exposing them to the world outside of their customary surroundings
  • Enrichment opportunities include visits to college campuses, museums, theatres, science exhibits, and other cultural and educational venues.
family support
Family Support
  • Collaborative relationships are built early on with participant families
  • On-going opportunities are provided for youth and family asset building
  • AQFK has supported students and their families in the following ways…
    • Assistance in obtaining low-income loans
    • Access to continuing education for parents and older siblings
    • Career counseling
    • Financial education
    • Access to medical and legal services
scholarship
Scholarship
  • Students who successfully complete the program, will have earned a college scholarship equivalent of up to four-year’s worth of tuition at an Arizona university
  • Can be used as such, or can be used by the student to attend a technical school, community college, or an out-of-state university
history
History
  • David Highmark of Northern Trust Bank brought the idea to Arizona after witnessing a similar program in Naples, Florida
  • AQFK launched its pilot program at Madison Park Elementary School in central Phoenix in January 2000- seven students were enrolled
  • Received Mayor’s Partnership Award for Youth Development/Mentoring in 2001
today
Today
  • 232 students currently enrolled
  • 440 students to be enrolled by May 2004
  • Eleven partner schools from six school districts*

(*Creighton, Kyrene, Madison, Murphy, Paradise Valley, and Sunnyside)

  • Four community-based partners…
    • 100 Black Men
    • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona
    • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson
    • Neighborhood Ministries
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To learn more, contact:

Randy Mettler, Executive Director

4520 North Central Avenue, Suite 560

Phoenix, AZ 85012

Phone: (602) 926-1866

Fax: (602) 252-5314

randy@azquestforkids.org

www.azquestforkids.org

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Saturday, 10/2/2004

9:20 – 10:35 a.m.

IMPORTANT PROGRAM COMPONENTSGEAR UP AND AQFK HAVE IN COMMON

Early Invervention

Enrichment Activities

Staff Commitment

Financial Literacy

Mentoring

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FINANCIAL LITERACY

5 QUESTIONS EVERY HS STUDENT IN AZ SHOULD BE ABLE TO ANSWER

  • Why should I go to college?
  • How do I get in?
  • What does college cost?
  • How do I pay for it?
  • How can I avoid being scammed along the way?

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FINANCIAL LITERACY

WHY GO?

Earn $1 million more lifetime

Much less likely to be unemployed

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FINANCIAL LITERACY

HOW DO I GET IN?

NAU/ASU/UA GUARANTEED ADMISSION

(a.k.a. “ASSURED”, “UNCONDITIONAL”)

  • Class Rank in Top 25%
  • GPA of 3.0+ OR
  • ACT Score 22 / SAT Score 1040
  • No Deficiencies

COMMUNITY COLLEGES ADMIT

MOST HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES

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Saturday, 10/2/2004

9:20 – 10:35 a.m.

FINANCIAL LITERACY

WHAT DOES COLLEGE COST?

Tuition

Source: Financial Aid Offices of ASU, NAU, UA

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Saturday, 10/2/2004

9:20 – 10:35 a.m.

FINANCIAL LITERACY

WHAT DOES COLLEGE COST?

Tuition

Housing & Food

Books

Travel

Other

Source: Financial Aid Offices of ASU, NAU, UA

Source: Financial Aid Offices of ASU, NAU, UA

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Saturday, 10/2/2004

9:20 – 10:35 a.m.

FINANCIAL LITERACY

HOW DO I PAY FOR IT?

Scholarships

Tuition Waivers

http://www.fafsa.ed.gov

Grants

Advise students to complete between JAN 1 and FEB 14 of Senior Year, and to keep the resulting Student Aid Report (SAR) close at hand

Work Study

Loans

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Saturday, 10/2/2004

9:20 – 10:35 a.m.

FINANCIAL LITERACY

SAMPLE FINANCIAL AID PACKAGE

AZ RESIDENT ATTENDING NAU, ASU or UA, FULL-TIME, LIVING ON CAMPUS

Total Cost of Attendance . . . . . . . . . . . .

Less: Expected Family Contribution . . .

Less: Outside Scholarship . . . . . . . . . . .

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Financial Need . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Federal Pell Grant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Tuition Waiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Supplemental Opportunity Grant . . . . . .

Federal Perkins Loan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Federal Direct Loan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Federal Work Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Total Award. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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$ 15,000

1,000

1,000

----------

$ 13,000

----------

$ 3,013

4,087

1,500

1,250

1,250

1,900

----------

$ 13,000

----------

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Saturday, 10/2/2004

9:20 – 10:35 a.m.

FINANCIAL LITERACY

HOW CAN I AVOID SCAMS?

A PUBLICATION OR SERVICE MAY NOT BE REAL IF IT IS:

Not one you checked out yourself

Saying you can’t get this info anywhere

Urging you to act now!

Saying they will do all the work

Making unusual requests

Offering membership in an exclusive club

Asking for account information

Lacking an address or phone number

www.ftc.gov

Guaranteeing results

Using a mail drop for a return address

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Saturday, 10/2/2004

9:20 – 10:35 a.m.

FINANCIAL LITERACY

THREE HELPFUL WEBSITES

Department of Education Publications

www.edpubs.org

NAU GEAR UP

www4.nau.edu/gearup

Arizona Wired Scholar

College-going resource

www.arizona.wiredscholar.com

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