Posted: Sep 6, 2006, 13:14
Jeannie Crowell & Sue Harless, Co-Directors
There are two types of students that College Excel focuses on helping: those getting ready to graduate from an emotional growth school and looking at college, and college students who are struggling with a transition to college life. The program provides motivational and academic coaching designed to help students develop the skills necessary to thrive in college along with lessons in social responsibility, positive leadership and living a purposeful life.
College Excel students can attend Central Oregon Community College, Oregon State University Cascades Campus or one of a variety of technical programs available in Bend. Depending on the level of support needed, students live in one of the houses run by College Excel or live on their own.
Students may enroll any time throughout the year. There is a 3-month minimum stay and the average stay is between 6 - 9 months.
Jeannie and Sue each have more than 20 years of experience working with young adults who need a guiding hand. They feel comfortable that they have gathered a strong staff team of "talented, well-educated role models of all backgrounds and interests. Each has experience in their field, a history of success, and a contagious enthusiasm for teaching."
Note: The information used in this New Perspective came from the College Excel brochure and website.