Year-by-Year Timeline

There’s a lot of ground to cover over the timeline of OneGoal’s three-year model to empower Fellows to research, select, and pursue their postsecondary credential of choice. Each year’s lessons have been created to help Fellows set and meet academic and personal milestones, whether identifying the importance of identity representation at an institution or completing FAFSA.

Year One:

Junior Year of High School

Students are placed in a cohort of approximately 25-30 Fellows and begin taking a credit-bearing OneGoal class. They will:

Explore personal identity, professional aspirations, and a positive sense of self

Research career and postsecondary pathways aligned with their goals

Build on academic skills to bolster their GPA and SAT/ACT scores

Develop personal statements, leveraging the power of storytelling

Stories from Year One

Year Two:

Senior Year of High School

Fellows continue with their cohort for a second year. Year Two is crucial as it is when Fellows investigate, decide on, and enroll in their path after high school. Throughout the year they will:

Complete applications to college and other postsecondary programs

Reflect on how their identity will impact their postsecondary experience

Weigh school options based on professional aspirations, personal values, and financial aid support

Choose their postsecondary pathway and begin the enrollment process

Stories from Year Two

Year Three:

First Year of Postsecondary Pathway

OneGoal continues to support Fellows remotely for one full year following their high school graduation. Additionally, Fellows are connected to on-campus supports and empowered to lean on the non-cognitive skills, such as growth mindset and self-efficacy, developed in high school to drive their success. Throughout the year, they will be guided to:

Attend orientation, leverage OneGoal summer supports and start classes in college or an alternative postsecondary institution

Keep in touch with their Program Directors, to discuss action plans to successfully navigate their courses, on-campus relations, mental health, etc.

Meet with a school advisor to review academic and financial plans

Renew financial aid application + register for next year’s courses

Stories from Year Three

What Comes Next:

Becoming An Alumni

OneGoal Fellows become alumni of the program after completing their first year of postsecondary. While they have completed their time as a Fellow, we know their postsecondary journey, career goals, and life aspirations are, in some ways, just beginning. We work tirelessly to ensure that our alumni have the tools they need within themselves and resourcefulness to seek out additional support to reach their evolving and growing goals and aspirations throughout their educational pursuits and beyond.