"To me, Adelphoi Promise is a second chance. It lets me know that people haven't given up on me and that they still believe in me. It is a great way to further my education and make something of myself. Without the proper resources I may not have had this chance but thanks to Adelphoi Promise I can become a better me."
In order to help youth achieve a better future for themselves, Adelphoi has launched the Adelphoi Promise. The Adelphoi Promise is an initiative that will facilitate college enrollment and subsequent graduation for current and former Adelphoi youth. The program offers three tiers of assistance: financial support, life skills support, and academic support. Combined, these three facets will provide the best chance for at-risk youth to achieve post-secondary success.
The Adelphoi Promise will provide former and current Adelphoi youth with the following:
- Two years of education tuition-free at their home community college
- Financial assistance for books
- Refurbished laptop computer, when applicable
- Guidance and support
The Adelphoi Promise is more than just financial assistance — it offers a firm hand to guide youth through the process of making post-secondary education a reality. Adelphoi employs a dedicated staff person to help youth navigate the educational system. This coordinator assists in identifying a preferred area of study, filling out college applications and financial aid forms, scheduling placement exams, and overcoming obstacles to education such as transportation, books, tuition costs, etc. The coordinator also works to engage the youth’s family in the process of educational fulfillment in order to increase the chances of success for the youth.
Youth who want to continue their studies at a four-year school can apply for additional assistance through Adelphoi’s existing scholarship and assistance funds.