Right Path Program Milwaukee Wisconsin

This program was established in June 2014.  The program was created to give educational opportunities for young adults in this community.  The foundation teamed up with Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) in Milwaukee Wisconsin.  The Right Path Program's mission is to place young adults who have dropped out of high school in Wisconsin back in school at MATC, to obtain their GED.  This program continues to aid in breaking the cycle and reducing second generation crime by providing these young adults a choice of education versus incarceration.  Here are the eligibility requirements to participate in the Right Path Program.   

 Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Parent/legal guardian is or were incarcerated, on parole or supervision
  • Have not completed high school or a GED/HSED program
  • Be between the ages of 18-25
  • Have been out of school or a GED/HSED program for at least four months
  • Must meet minimum academic level as determined by the pre-testing process

Application Checklist:

  • Applications will be reviewed on first-come, first-served basis
  • Please read and complete the application.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted
  • The following documents must be submitted with your application:
  1. CCEF/MATC application form
  2. Responses to essay questions
  3. Official transcripts from last school attended (sealed and not broken)

NOTE:  A photo ID will be required for testing later in the process

Participating students will receive:

  • Testing and placement services
  • Tuition, books and fees funded
  • Monthly student stipends
  • At least two occupational courses per year
  • Public transportation
  • Access to MATC resources such as Life Skills, Career Advising, Tutoring, Workshops, Academic Support Centers, Library

Participating students will be expected to:

  • Attend 100% of classes
  • Show progress toward completion of designated program
  • Meet with program staff to review progress
  • Complete necessary paperwork to remain in program
  • Remain free of criminal behavior
  • Abide by the MATC Student Code of Conduct

 Right Path Program Beaumont Texas

This program was established in March 2015.  This program was created to provide educational opportunities to young adults who live in Beaumont Texas.  The foundation teamed up with Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT) in Beaumont Texas.  The mission is to place financially challenged young adults in this community in an educational program in LIT so they can obtain a certificate in a trade. This program will help disadvantaged young adults help themselves be successful by going to school and otaining a college degree or trade certified which will allow them to compete in the business sector.  This will reduce the probability of them ending up in jail.

 Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Have a high school diploma, GED or HSED or be enrolled in the LIT GED/VT Program
  • Age requirement determined by LIT enrollment criteria
  • Must meet LIT application criteria to enroll in the program

Application Checklist:

  • Applications will be reviewed on first-come, first-served basis
  • Please read and complete the application.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted
  • The following documents must be submitted with your application:
  1. CCEF/LIT application form
  2. Copies of updated immunization received
  3. Official transcripts from last school attended (sealed and not broken)
  4. Response to essay questions
  5. Testimony of how the program will help you
  6. Photo for website (optional)

NOTE:  A photo ID will be required for testing later in the process

Participating students will receive:

  • Testing and placement services
  • Tuition, books and fees funded
  • Monthly student stipends
  • At least two occupational courses per year
  • Public transportation
  • Access to LIT resources such as Life Skills, Career Advising, Tutoring, Workshops, Academic Support Centers, Library

Participating students will be expected to:

  • Attend 100% of classes enrolled in
  • Show progress toward completion of designated program
  • Meet with program staff to review progress
  • Complete necessary paperwork to remain in program
  • Remain free of criminal behavior
  • Abide by the LIT Student Code of Conduct