Improving Graduation Rates in Four- Year Colleges and Universities. a 2004 report published by the Education Trust, an advocacy organization out of Washington, D.C. Reasons for college transition programs High school students need diverse support to gain the many skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college including academic content competencies, college application guidance, cognitive and critical thinking skills, civic awareness, time management and teamwork strategies, and healthy social-emotional coping abilities. Funded by federal dollars and implemented by multiple local sites, projects like these forge trust and lasting relationships between mentors and students, offer ongoing college preparation courses and related guidance, and create diverse internship and skill-building opportunities - all of which aid student transition to college.
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