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H.O.P.E. (Harnessing Opportunities for Post-Secondary Education) Academic and Leadership Academy: Linking Secondary and Postsecondary Education for Underrepresented and Underserved Students

March 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Workshop Overview:

This presentation will focus on how H.O.P.E. underserved and underrepresented participants acquire strategies, knowledge, and skills that facilitate their intellectual growth, integrity, courage, respect, passion, and leadership experience. These building blocks gained through academic engagement and relevant workshops support their academic and personal success. The H.O.P.E. Academic & Leadership Academy continues to challenge each male and female student to gain a new perspective on his or her humanity by providing theoretical and practical information necessary for the development of well- informed decision-making and judgment aptitude for present and future life challenges they will face along the pathways of post-secondary education and life-long success.

Participants will gain ideas from this presentation as to how the program was developed to include the planning and implementation process for students and parents. Moreover, participants will gain an understanding of identity and psychosocial development behind the program as a promising practice in working with high school students and how P-12 and P-16 can collaborate to focus on present day issues of educational disparities to meet the needs of underrepresented and underserved high school students.


  • Participants will learn how to develop a holistic program
  • Establish and foster community support in order to implement a program
  • Establish benchmarks and learning outcomes for a program
  • Monitor the success of program
  • Monitor the success of student completion and retention

Who should attend and participate?

Academic Affairs/advising
Career Services/Counselors
Deans/Department Chairs and Developmental Educators
Enrollment Management
Faculty (full and part-time)
First Year Experience Coordinators/Retention Specialists
Learning Resource Centers/Tutors
K-12 teachers/principals
Student Affairs/Two Year and Four Year Higher Educational Institutions


March 23
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Alexander Hines


Teleconference Webinar
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