Year Three:

First Year of Postsecondary Pathway

Program Directors continue to support the same cohort of Fellows remotely through the first day of their second year of college, or other postsecondary institution. They focus on intensive one-on-one coaching, providing support and direction to ensure Fellows are applying the skills and mindsets they developed in the first two years of the OneGoal program to overcome barriers and earn their degrees.

Goal One

Accomplish academic, financial, and social Steps to Success.

Goal Two

Enroll in the first day of sophomore year with the mastery of the skills, mindsets, and experience that will lead to college graduation.

Steps to Success

There are many building blocks during the first year of college that give Fellows the scaffolding they need to establish a foundation that will sustain them through their college experience, including:

  • Meeting with an advisor
  • Registering for classes
  • Filing FAFSA
  • Developing study plans
  • Accessing academic supports
  • Attending the OneGoal Winter Break Gathering
  • Student account balance check
  • Connecting with on-campus supports

“I think Year 3 is what sets OneGoal apart from other programs. It is incredibly important to be able to work with students when they are in college and they are homesick, lonely, or struggling. Every kid deserves to have somebody behind them who believes in them. They deserve to feel that there was somebody who cheered them on even when they made mistakes or failed. I want to be that person for my Fellows.”

Shilpa Sarang

Program Director, OneGoal – Houston
English II Teacher and English Language Arts Team Lead
Northside High School