AT&T is supporting Clayton State University’s goal of giving freshmen a strong start by awarding $12,000 to the school’s Early Start program. The contribution will allow 24 students to participate in the summer program, offering academic coaching and additional services to help the students seamlessly transition into college life.
The Early Start program gives newly matriculated students an opportunity to complete their degrees at an accelerated pace in a small, supportive learning environment prior to the start of the fall term.
Students earn six college credits toward their degree at the completion of the program.
During the summer intensive program, students take academic skills workshops and learning style assessments to build strong study habits, as well as participate in leadership development and social networking opportunities.
The program was developed off the demonstrated success of the University’s Bridge program, which offers similar academic programming for students who may have not met all requirements on college entrance exams but show academic promise.
The gift will assist in covering the cost of housing, providing immediate savings to students as they get a jump on college.