PROGRAMS & SERVICES
Educational Access & Career-Readiness Support
The foundation of Keeping My Promise is built on three pillars: EXPOSURE, KNOWLEDGE, and DEVELOPMENT. Through these three pillars, Keeping My Promise aims to provide program participants access to educational and career opportunities; adequate resources to obtain necessary educational and career insights, along with the ability to engage with industry specific mentors through industry-based mentoring initiatives.
As the cost of attending colleges and universities continues to skyrocket, Keeping My Promise will aid students and families with connecting various university stakeholders. By connecting students and family with various offices ranging from: admissions & orientation, financial aid & scholarship, career services, housing and residence life, counseling services, student engagement. Keeping My Promise Inc. strives to support students with making informed decisions regarding their educational and career aspirations. While streamlining the process of communications between students and university stakeholders, Keeping My Promise aims to increase the self-advocacy capabilities of incoming collegiate students.
Another integral aspect of Keeping My Promise focuses on career-readiness and professional development. KMP aims to bridge the gap between program participants and future career opportunities. Our programs provide relevant career-readiness workshops dedicated to increasing participants' knowledge of core career-competencies outlined by NACE (National Associations of Colleges & Employers). By developing participants' knowledge of these core areas, participants can strengthen their candidacy profile for future job opportunities or other career-related endeavors. Additionally, another core component of Keeping My Promise Inc. will be the incorporation of industry-based mentors specific to student interest via our D.R.E.A.M. (Discovering Realities Everyday Aided by Mentors) Mentoring Initiative. D.R.E.A.M. Mentoring Initiative allows students the chance to connect with industry specific professionals and organizations, while gaining pivotal career insights, being provided with a 1:1 personal industry-mentor to support individualized career preparation.
Keeping My Promise will conduct routine community events such as admissions presentations, financial aid &literacy seminars, career development workshops and more. All programming opportunities provided by Keeping My Promise are open to high school and college students, in addition to other community constituents.