College Success Program
TEAK's 3rd Annual College Success Summit, scheduled for May 30, 2020, will be hosted at RBC Capital Markets and sponsored by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. Summit participants include Breakthrough New York, HEAF, Oliver Scholars, and Opportunity Network. Interested in getting involved? Please email Vanessa Greer at [email protected]
As students transition from high school, they will have access to dynamic programming geared towards college success and engagement across the TEAK classes. This additional component of TEAK encompasses check-ins and visits for first and second-year students; group and individual academic, career, and financial aid counseling; a student-led mentorship program; academic and pre-professional workshops; internship opportunities; and professional coaches.
On January 12, 2019, TEAK hosted its 2nd College Success Summit, an all-day event of guest speakers, workshops, and panels for the TEAK college community.
To read more about last year's Summit Click here.
Transition to College
During the summer before attending college, TEAK high school graduates participate in several workshops to highlight important resources and information needed to ensure a successful transition to college. Topics include: adjusting to college life, financial literacy, stress and time management, college community engagement, and academic planning and success.
College Visits & Check-Ins
College Scholars receive a mid-semester check-in by phone or a visit on campus to provide support during the critical first two years of college. If an on-campus visit is made, all local Scholars are invited to participate in TEAK Meet-Ups — a gathering of Scholars across classes attending the same university or local universities.
Big Sibling Program
First-year college students are matched with older TEAK College Scholars on college campuses through TEAK Big Siblings, a student-led mentorship program designed to facilitate community-building and leadership opportunities across classes.
Professional Development & Internship Opportunities
During and after college, TEAK supports students’ professional pursuits through career panels, resume review, interview preparation, and a series of workshops on networking, personal branding, transitioning from college to career, and managing finances. TEAK also hosts a Job Bank and Professional Mentor Database to help current TEAK College Scholars gain greater experience and insight into a variety of fields.