The Opportunity Network’s Career Fluency® curriculum is designed to help low-income public high school students bridge a pervasive gap between academic learning in the classroom and success in college and careers.
The majority of public school students do not get the necessary college and career exposure, guidance, knowledge or skills to compete with their more affluent and well-connected private school and suburban public school peers. Despite these factors being critical for the rising generation of young leaders to achieve their potential, most high schools dedicate few if any resources to developing them in their student body. As a result, low-income students, even those who are highly skilled and highly motivated, graduate unprepared for college and the professional world, limiting their achievements and future success.
Along with college guidance, career exposure and professional etiquette, Career Fluency® differs from other college and career development curricula in its emphasis on personal and professional networks and the importance of social capital in navigating college and the professional world.
The Opportunity Network offers a full range of college and career success programming across the “9-16” continuum, from 9th grade to college graduation, to low-income students through three programming areas.
- For more information about our intensive, six-year Fellows program, click here.
- For more information about our one-year 9th grade Prep program, click here.
- For more information about how our Career Fluency® Partnerships help amplify college and career outcomes for other nonprofit organizations and urban schools, click here.