The Highline Promise Scholars program supports Highline Public School students in grades 10-12 and their first year in college at Highline College in post-secondary exploration, centered on the experience of self-identified male/non-binary students of color.
Promise Scholars work to address existing gaps in post-secondary enrollment, persistence, and credential obtainment. Promise Scholars provides students with 1-on-1 support, culturally relevant workshops, workforce development, and field trips!
Culturally Relevant Programming
- Advisory workshops
- Career exploration field trips
- College tours
- Study hall sessions
- Tutoring support
- 1 on 1 check-ins
Centering Student & Family Voices
- Host events to provide families space to share feedback & goals
- Share resources to support students
Support While in College
- Students attending Highline College will continue to receive support
- This includes a $1,000 stipend, mentors, workshops, etc.
Abel Berhan – Promise Scholar Specialist, 10th & 11th Evergreen & Tyee HS
Armando Ortiz – Promise Scholar Specialist, Grades 10-11 Mount Rainier HS
Savanna Harper - Promise Scholar Specialist, Grades 10-11 Highline High School
Malaelupe Samifua – Promise Scholar Navigator, Grades 12 and year 1 Highline College students