In the Middle School Program (6th-8th grade) our college preparation classes focus on positive identity development, as our students often experience negative influences in their communities that may compete with a “college-going” culture. Community service, roles models, leadership, and “Active Dreaming” concepts are emphasized. Assistance is offered daily to support students in their academic course work, with subject-specific tutors available for additional one-on-one assistance. Steps to Success Workshops focus on important skills such as time management, essay writing, and test preparation making college success a reality.