The Maya Angelou Alumni Support Program is designed to provide support to all Maya Angelou High School, Young Adult Learning Center, and Maya Angelou Academy graduates with the execution of the post-secondary plan they began developing while earning their high school credential.
Scholars and their families will receive direct support as the scholar transitions from the Maya Angelou schools to their chosen college, training program, or place of employment. Contact Katia Jones, Director Of Post Secondary Success, at Alumni@seeforever.org
College Wear Wednesdays
Let’s Talk About College Tours
MAPCS Student James Jones II Talk College Tour
Brandon Lowe Talks About the ways that MAPCS helped prepare him for college
The Maya Way to College and Careers
Students starting from the freshman class through to the adults at our Young Adult Learning Center are provided with several opportunities to be exposed to top performing Universities and thriving, honorable careers.
We host many college/career preparation events aligned to local and national campaigns. A few of our signature events are listed below:
• National College Awareness Month in November
• DC Citywide College Application Day #IAPPLIED
• College Tours, North and Southern legs of USA
(Overnight, week-long series of events)
• College and Career Fair (Fall/Spring)
• DC Citywide/National College Signing Day
Enjoy a few testimonials from Maya Scholars:
“In someway, Maya helped me realize that I’m going to pursue music or go into HVAC. I’m confident that Maya has prepared me for what’s coming in the world.”
“My goal is to be the first person in my family to say I graduated and I went to college.”
“School just really wasn’t that important to me. Now, I’m trying to make up for it, attempting to the get the best grades I can, so that I can get into college and succeed in life.”
Celebrating the Class of 2020
While we recognize the importance of a high school graduation, we must also remind each graduate that the journey is just beginning. This year’s graduating class has plans to enroll in a variety of traditional colleges and training programs and begin fellowships and military careers.
Here are some of our 2019 Maya Way Scholarship Recipients:
- Andre Jones – Saluditorian, Class of 2019
- “One of the biggest things I’ve learned while at Maya was to never take things for granted, no matter how big or small.”
- Loriel Taylor
- “As I reflect on my high school experience, I know I’ve grown a lot, overcome challenges, and learned lessons.”
- Andrea Cofield
- Anna Cofield
- Erica Jones
- Jarrell Holley
IN THE NEWS
Two current Maya Angelou Public Charter School scholars, Emely and Antonio, participated in Strive Together’s, Strive, national campaign, “Let’s Create #SuccessTogether,” earlier this summer. Strive traveled to over 9 cities to talk with scholars grades 9-12 about their definition of success. Let’s create #SuccessTogether
“If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you are.” This is an infamous quote written by Dr. Maya Angelou and will soon be covering the left side of the High School entrance of Maya Angelou Schools campus. The Department of Public Works recently awarded the school with the MuralDC […]
We need Love as we need water.
We need each other as we need the earth we share.”
- Dr. @Maya Angelou
In honor of #EarthDay2021, we’d like to highlight our Seeds for Success Program. This program provides hands-on experience to Maya Angelou YALC students growing produce in a hydroponic garden. #UrbanFarming provides a forum for our students to explore career opportunities in the green economy.
In the past three years, we have provided produce to hundreds of families and community members through our Community Eats program and donations to citywide food pantries.
Consider making a donation at https://seeforever.networkforgood.com in honor of Earth Day to support this and other programs serving Maya Angelou students.
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