Our Believe-Understand-Succeed (BUS) Program combines personalized academic and life skills instruction with post-high school opportunities for our students experiencing homelessness in grades 9-12.
The goals of the program are three-fold:
- Help our high school students graduate with a high school diploma.
- Provide our students with exposure to the most critical 21st Century skills.
- Connect our students with organizations that provide post-high school opportunities.
Pre-program reflections are used to personalize the student’s curriculum. The structure of each one-hour session includes 30 minutes of academic support (homework help, digital learning through our platforms in Freckle.com, CK12.org, etc.), and 30 minutes of life skills learning.
Our life skills curricula covers:
Get a Job
How to Get Into College
How to Get Into Trade School
How to Manage Money
Post-Program Reflections measure changes in student confidence, obtain student feedback and allow them to choose their next life skills topic.
We connect students with our partners, which include:
CareerGenius for career coaching and resume writing
for financial advice
Los Angeles Job Corps for job training and development
PrepHQ for test prep services and financial aid application support
YouVisit for virtual and interactive college campus tours and exploration