Designed to help ease the transition into college for high school students, the CWC Jackson Bridge to College & Success program was established in 2020. Postsecondary success is supported with academic skills and social resources needed to succeed in a college environment. Participants are often 1st-generation, underrepresented students who face many pressures while navigating the unfamiliar college territory.
This summer, Bridge students participated in meetings with leaders in the community and organizations to help them explore career opportunities and to better understand their own potential. In addition, they began their college career at CWC and earned five credits by completing English Composition I, English 1007, and the College Student Success Course. By focusing on Academic Skills such as Research, Writing,and Math, Life Skills, College and Career Planning, and Self-Perception (a critical, non-cognitive skill associated with college readiness), the Bridge Program successfully prepared these students for college-level classes. The program met Monday through Thursday for ten weeks from 9:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Students interacted daily during the program with Bridge Coordinator Michell Rivas and English Instructor Matt Daly.
Applications for 2023 are now being accepted!