University of Possibilities


Getting “there” is half the fun!

Young people are often asked what they want to be when they grow up.  Rarely, are they asked what path they will take to get there.   The University of Possibilities empowers students to succeed after high school by educating them about the opportunities that exist and eliminating the fear and intimidation of the college admission experience.   The Salkehatchie Leadership Institutes partners with the University of Possibilities to provide hands-on activities, reflection discussions, real-world experience, and advice from successful and experienced guest speakers.  Students in the program will be empowered to move forward, connect with the right people and resources, understand the variety of career possibilities and know the next steps they need to take on their road to success.

The University of Possibilities promotes higher education as an accessible option.   The program provides a pathway to higher education, informs students and parents on how to prepare for college, and helps ensure they graduate with degrees that lead to meaningful employment.

The 4 Steps to Success

 

Step 1: Sparks (6th - 8th Grades)Step 2: Leaders (9th - 12th Grades)Step 3: Scholars (College)Step 4: Graduates (Alumni)
Sparks participate in a one-day event at the USC Salkehatchie Campus where they meet inspiring professors, learn about potential careers and enjoy a day of possibilities.

Focus Areas:

  • College Tours
  • Parent Engagement
  • Lessons & Activities
  • College Prep Resources
  • Campus Events

Leaders are invited for a campus tour.  The stops on the tour include office of admissions, financial aid, and other pertinent college readiness locations.

Focus Areas:

  • College Tours
  • Parent Support and Coaching
  • Lessons & Activities
  • College Prep Resources
  • Campus Events

Focus Areas:

  • Scholar Orientation
  • Academic Support (TRIO)
  • Professional Development
  • Job Placement Assistance

Focus Areas:

  • Mentorship
  • Recruitment
  • Community Engagement
  • Fundraising