for Middle & High School Students
Through the guidance and support of caring staff and volunteers, Branches youth are able to participate in:
- Academic Tutoring & Support
- Life Skills Development
- Service Projects
- Oasis Spring Break Camp
- Climb Higher Scholarship
Branches’ Climb Program focuses on academic success in High School but also prepares and assists our students in developing the knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary for that next step after High School. The Climb Program provides a series of workshops from SAT Prep to FAFSA Nights, mentoring, youth nights, and explores all the options for a post-secondary education, from college to vocational and more. Branches sets high expectations for our students, expecting them to graduate from High School and pursue a post-secondary education to help them achieve long-term success in life.
Branches’ Climb Higher Program provides support to all students currently pursuing a post-secondary education. Branches staff as well as Branches Student Alum/College Grads mentor our post-secondary students to ensure that they are receiving all the support they need to persevere, succeed and ultimately graduate.
Branches also provides our students with an opportunity to apply for the Climb Higher Scholarship which is designed to enable highly motivated high school graduates who have participated at Branches for at least two years to compete for college or technical/vocational scholarships. This additional support is intended to be an incentive and a reinforcement toward successful pursuit of becoming a postsecondary graduate.
Climb in Outlook
Branches students become committed and engaged in the journey of life through enrichment opportunities. As a result, they adopt an outlook that enables them to rise above the challenges and negative influences they face every day. Activities include camps and retreats, field trips, team sports, numerous enrichment workshops, Positive Action seminars, healthy meals, community service, and Bible study.
Climb in School
Branches students become motivated to excel in school because they are enabled to experience academic success early in their Branches experience. Academic proficiency leads to an increased desire to learn and advance in school. Activities include literacy training, reading practice and comprehension, homework support, access to computers and supplies, standardized test taking preparation and college readiness seminars. Branches youth are motivated to become better students and climb the academic ladder that leads to post secondary opportunities.
Climb in Life
Branches prepares youth to become purposeful, caring adults who will make a positive impact through their life endeavors. Those who have ‘grown up’ at Branches recognize the immense value they derived from being surrounded by a community that loved them. As a result, they choose paths beyond high school that are fulfilling and enriching for themselves and those around them.