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Higher Education Ministry is a program that supports faith-based institutions with strategic guidance to expand access to higher education resources, content experts, and work-based learning experiences. The program is designed to provide innovative programming and aid in giving youth ministries new energy that leads to better connections with teens to position them for future education and employment opportunities. Through a unique approach, the HOPE Initiative enhances churches’ ability to engage today’s youth in today’s culture.

Target Audience

  • Middle school and high school students in grades 6-12.

 Learning Elements

Our blended learning elements for college, career, and life readiness include the following:

  • Self-Discovery Assessments—helping students understand their personality type, learning styles, and non-cognitive strengths.
  • Career Exploration Assessments—enabling students to identify careers and college majors that match their interests, skills, and abilities.
  • ACT Test Preparation—providing students with a customized lesson plan based on their diagnostic results and access to practice questions and tests.
  • School-to-Career Experiences—exposing students to work-based learning experiences where they develop employability skills.


  • Allows parents, mentors, and youth leaders the opportunity to support, monitor, and prepare students for future career opportunities.
  • Provides a comprehensive data report on students to strategically design programming for intervention and target funding/grant opportunities.
  • Provides a tool to identify students’ career interests and appropriately match them with internships and job shadowing opportunities.


  • Each student will receive an individual College & Career Readiness Profile Report, which compiles a snapshot of their assessment results and connects them to pathways.
  • Each student will receive an online subscription to ACT Test Prep.
  • Program leaders will receive structured learning activities to engage students and expose them to postsecondary education options and potential career fields.
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