Program Explained

The V(i)llage™ was created to help students prepare for college while focusing on their holistic development in K-12 educational learning spaces. Based on research in the field, we are mindful that every successful student is a leader, which is at the center of our educational philosophy. 

The V(i)llage Leadership Process

In order to understand how to become a leader students must first invest in the process of gathering information that informs their perceptions of leadership, knowing when to follow, building team consensus, developing programs and measuring success. Our developmental leader process allows for student engagement, building networks and determining what data is relevant while providing a template for programmatic achievement. The following is a cyclical chart that explains how we build student leaders in The V(i)llage:

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The V(i)llage™ is a college pathways leadership bridge program designed to develop student leaders, bolster positive academic outcomes, increase school involvement, encourage communal engagement, teach self-advocacy and elevate cultural pride. We focus on inclusive-minded students, of varied cultural backgrounds, who are currently attending middle-, and high school students. Baseline program outcomes include: increased GPA, lower truancy, school involvement and heightened leader efficacy.

The V(i)llage™ is an empirical-based example of how engaging students at the holistic level increases their involvement in and outside of K-12 classrooms. Program results are connected to a 32 week rigorous interactive curriculum. Participating in our program translates into having a positive mindset, embodying behaviors that celebrate academic achievement, cultural pride and communal giveback. We teach students how to be successful!

 The V(i)llage™ Student participants learning about internal medicine during the Medicine U (2016) event at the University of Utah.

The V(i)llage™ Student participants learning about internal medicine during the Medicine U (2016) event at the University of Utah.