How The High Achievers Program began.....
The High Achievers Program is formerly known as the Carerra Model Program at Georgia College & State University. It first began in 2003 thanks to a generous grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as a youth development and teen pregnancy prevention program based on the clinically-tested Carerra Program Model. The Carerra Program Model was developed by Dr. Michael Carerra, director of the Children's Aid Society's Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program in New York. Over a period of years, the program aims to help young people discover their individual interests and talents and illustrates the opportunities available to each of them through education, employment, and full engagement in life.
Currently, The High Achievers Program is funded by the GA Department of Human Services and is a partnership between Georgia College & State University, 21st CCLC YES Program, Baldwin Co. Schools, Baldwin Co. Parks & Recreation department, and the Milledgeville community. During the academic year, funding supports students from grades nine through twelve, with weekly academic and leadership enrichment programming from Monday through Friday. During the spring break and summer, funding will support elementary youth in camp programs lead by High Achievers.
The High Achievers Program
Georgia College & State University
Campus Box 075 | Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone (478) 445-5613; Fax (478) 445-0147