The mission of P4K is to mentor students for college today and careers tomorrow. Our four core values are Goal
Setting, Mentoring, College
Access, and Career Exploration.
P4K students participate in after school meetings and activities like
college tours, career exploration, family engagement events, and more.
We promote academic growth and life skill experiences through
curriculum-based programming and one on one support from
P4K Program Coordinators and volunteer mentors. As students prepare for
high school graduation, we work alongside them and their families to
establish future plans and guide students through the college
scholarship and application process.
6th - 8th Grade P4K
accepted into our Middle School Group Mentoring program meet 2-3 times
per month after school with their groups. Meeting activities change each
on the topic. At meetings students learn about their strengths, build
leadership skills, set academic goals for the year, explore careers they
are interested in, and focus on things they need to know to succeed in
high school and all the way to college or a
career that they love. Activities between mentors and students take
place in a school-based setting but there are plenty of field trips each
semester and celebrations to begin and end the school year!
9th - 10th Grade P4K
After middle school, P4K continues Group Mentoring with students in 9th and 10th grade at North, South, Central, Benson and Northwest high
schools. In high school P4K students create a road map for success that
includes topics such as academic and school interests, resumes, dressing
for success, the job application process, ACT preparation and college
P4K College Access Program
final capstone along our spectrum of services is the College Access
Program. The College Access staff provide critical services to students
in the 11th
and 12th grade and to all college scholarship program
participants. We ensure that these students have continued contact with
P4K staff, that they are aware of post-secondary options, and have the
necessary materials and know how to apply to a post-secondary
What will your student gain?
in P4K will help your student get the most out of their education and
develop skills to be successful in the future. Completing the program
through 10th grade
also gives your student access to P4K college scholarships.
Contact Marrs P4K Program Coordinator, Gema Ramirez.