Our History & Mission
Founded in December of 2012, Scholar Career Coaching (Scholar CC) is a proud United Way of Palm Beach County Mentoring Program affiliate. Scholar CC provides college and career mentoring services to South Florida high school college-bound students (juniors and seniors) in Title I high schools. The program is designed to give students the opportunity to be mentored by passionate mentors (college and career readiness coaches) who share similar academic and career interests. Students also receives one-on-one and group support from Scholar CC program staff, contract teachers, and community services.
Scholar Career Coaching’s mission is to Coach, Motivate, and Support college-bound students in South Florida, with a focus on English as a Second Language (ESL) students, First-Generation, and other underserved populations identified as needing these services through mentoring services and scholarships.
We provide services and support that reinforce our students’ needs through college and career readiness, financial literacy, and soft skills. Our academic and career development support services include but not limited to Mentorship, Academic/Career planning, SAT and/or ACT Tutoring, Standardized Testing Waivers, College Admission Waivers, and Scholarships Assistance.
How It Works
We partner with experienced volunteer professionals, retirees, and graduate-level students in various industries who are passionate, caring, and have a desire to guide our youth in the community. We call them Mentors or College/Career Readiness Coach! They serve as role models and inspirational examples to our youth.
While these passionate volunteers now have established themselves, many of them at one time faced the same questions, doubts, and struggles that their young mentees currently face. Sharing their knowledge and experiences in academic achievement, career exploration, interviewing, resume building, and more, while having traveled similar paths, these mentors are in prime positions to provide positive guidance and encouragement to the next generation of leaders.
How We Help
Between 2014 and 2019, we have engaged over 250 volunteers; awarded 40+ private scholarships thanks to our sponsors and fundraising efforts; and served close to a thousand students from our targeted mentoring programs delivered in person at our local high school partners by dedicated mentors.
In our recent participation satisfaction survey, 100% of students said they learned skills from their mentors that clarified choices toward career paths. 95% percent felt more capable and confident to succeed academically from the mentoring relationship. 85% percent stated that they would have liked to meet with their mentor more often.