The Ripple Effect was created to address the need of preparing high school students for the journey of college and career. Our mission is to assist youth in their educational and career endeavors despite their cultural, social and/or economic background.
Many youths who desire to attend college do not have the knowledge of the process or how to navigate the college system. And once they are in college, making the transition into college can be just as challenging. The same is true regarding career guidance and exploration. Students are not prepared with the necessary skills to start a career. Many are unfamiliar with the type of career they could pursue and the steps of getting there.
- To help young people enter college and successfully complete their first year of college.
- To expose young people to various career options.
- To help young people build foundational life skills.