About the program
Early Escalera: Pasos Adelante is a college- and career-readiness program geared toward high school freshmen and sophomores as an early-intervention precursor to our Escalera: Taking Steps to Success program. It develops the soft skills and habits students need for a college-going mindset.
The Early Escalera program model features:
- A rigorous, semi-scripted curriculum that is responsive to students’ culture
- Case management and individualized support
- Experiential learning activities
Program participants develop skills and competencies in the following areas:
- Leadership development
- College and career-readiness
Making an Impact
Early Escalera currently serves over 300 students nationwide, and is generously funded by State Farm.