LYNN — North Shore Community College is offering a free program for motivated young people between the ages of 16 and 21 who are having significant challenges completing high school or who may have dropped out.
According to a statement, the program, Gateway to College, provides a new pathway to a high school diploma and meaningful college credentials for those in need. The larger goal of NSCC’s new program is to have the majority of those served continue their education beyond the program to complete an associate degree or certificate program at NSCC, transfer to a four-year college, or enter the workforce with a college credential.
North Shore Community College President Patricia A. Gentile says, “We know from the regional statistics that there are many young people who would benefit from this program. And the success rates of those participating are very high.”
The funding that will make this program possible on the North Shore is from the Barr Foundation’s Education program, which has the overarching goal increasing the number of youth who connect to secondary and post-secondary success, according to the NSCC statement.
For anyone interested in learning more about the program, there will be an information session held on Sept. 7 from 5-7 p.m. on the college’s Lynn campus.