Our model cultivates school-wide culture through three key areas

 
 

THE ENVIRONMENT

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PLUS CENTERS

PLUS Centers act as hubs of college, career, and academic resources previously unavailable to the student body. The Center offers a space where students can safely explore their interests and receive the support needed to achieve their present and post-secondary goals.

THE MESSAGE

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BELIEVE + ACT + INSPIRE

Emerging research has shown that an individual's mindset--the beliefs and perception of oneself in relation to learning--has substantial effects on school performance. Our team works to help students develop strong, positive mindsets about who they are and what they are capable of achieving.

THE PEOPLE

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FELLOWS INITIATIVE

Serving as daily advisors, tutors, and mentors, Fellows are at the foundation of everything we do. They supply under-resourced schools the human capital required to address the individualized post-secondary, academic, and social needs of the entire study body, every step of the way. 


 

 

Building a meaningful and sustainable school culture requires change on a global scale. Our delivery model emphasizes the need to work collaboratively with administrations, teachers, and communities to reimagine schools and what is possible for their students. 

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PLUS CENTER

A symbol of college attainment, the PLUS Center is constructed within the walls of the partner school and functions as a central hub for all college readiness and access services for the entire student body.

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SCHOOL SUPPORT

Every high school is unique. 12+ works with counselors, teachers, administrators, and student leaders in each partner school to understand and respond to their college readiness needs.

 
 
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COMMUNITY OUTREACH

From working with families to community groups, 12+ believes strong relationships with the neighborhoods of the partner school will encourage collective empowerment for college attainment for the students.

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PARTNERSHIPS

With over 100 organizations promoting youth achievement in Philadelphia, 12+ collaborates with established nonprofits and universities to provide wrap-around services.

 
 
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COLLEGE-GOING CULTURE

From the first day of freshman year to the moment diplomas are handed out on graduation day, we strive for a culture in which our students are immersed in a school environment that advocates and supports their postsecondary goals. When students are expected to attend college, they are more likely to make the connection between their current coursework and future success. This leads to fewer absences, higher grades, and ultimately, more students enrolling and obtaining postsecondary degrees. 

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COMPLETION

Getting into college is just the beginning. To help our students reach the finish line, we assist our partner schools in preparing them for the academic and social demands of a postsecondary environment. Once they get there, 12+ provides ancillary alumni services and continues to follow students' progress to support them every step of the way.