The Project Ready Post-Secondary Success Program started as pilot with three National Urban League affiliates in 2007. In 2011, with the support of BP and the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, the National Urban League expanded Project Ready to include an enhanced STEM pilot. While college access is one of the Project Ready Post-Secondary Success Program’s overarching goals, helping students understand their career interests is a main priority as well.
The Kuder assessments enable students to discover their interests, skills, and work values relevant to potential careers, and set the stage for selecting college majors and best-fit colleges. A key strength of this approach is its focus on strengthening urban youth’s diverse academic and social assets, all the while encouraging the kind of local innovation and customization that best serves affiliates’ wider ranged goals of propelling positive impact on family and community.