In many homes young people do not have the opportunity to play sports or to pursue a higher education. They do not have a mentor or a professional to navigate useful resources in preparation for college.
This is where ASSIST fits in, the mission of the organization is to provide educational, community, and financial resources that promote equitable access to post secondary education initiatives for youth, that assures success as adults in a globally diverse world.
- The initiative provides a range of activities and services to support young men and women in gaining admission to college and succeeding in the academic environment.
- ASSIST provides youth with the opportunity to attend college by researching prospective colleges, providing information of financial resources, and assisting students with the admissions process .
- Mentoring, tutoring, and educational seminars are also provided.
There are very talented youth all over the country, but some become side tracked by limited resources, peer pressures, social environment, and simply lacking the exposure to colleges and the admissions process. Some youth who face financial problems at home, are forced to work and have to forego the possibility of pursuing a higher education. Some parents in return are willing to help a child but they do not know where to begin. ASSIST is here to help! ASSIST aspires to provide a program for kids that will allow individuals to thrive at a higher level academically and prepare them in preparation towards success.
Student athletes in need of assistance are asked to provide an application. ASSIST begins its support process by researching suitable institutions of higher education and works directly with the staff at the college or university to promote the student. Other services provided to prospects include but are not limited to: application procedures, college visits, financial aid applications and other customized assistance.
ASSIST Student Athletes, is a viable resource for students interested in receiving assistance in gaining entrance into a college.