Campaign Bridge: Bettering Student Achievement Through Guidance
We the youth leaders of Asian American Student Advocacy Project (ASAP), are proud to introduce our college and career readiness campaign, Campaign Bridge. Campaign Bridge aims to address some of the needs of Asian Pacific American students regarding the issue of guidance programs in NYC public schools.
WHAT IS CAMPAIGN BRIDGE?
A college and career readiness campaign that aims to ensure the needs of all Asian Pacific American students are addressed, and that all NYC public high school students can receive the guidance and support they need to be college and career ready. ASAP believes that counselors are the bridges that connect students to a more successful future, and can also provide the essential academic and social support that many students cannot always find at home or within their families. In addition, ASAP has realized that not all schools have the same type of guidance program, and all students do not receive the same quality of support.
To ensure guidance and support is provided to all students, ASAP would like to see more comprehensive guidance programs in schools that better support students to be college and career ready. In order to do so, ASAP propose the following recommendations to the Department of Education (DOE):
- Develop and implement citywide standards that apply to all guidance programs in the NYC school system.
- Develop and implement a Road Map plan that will act as a guideline for all guidance programs to help a student succeed in high school, plan for the future, and achieve their post-graduation plans.
- Ensure the development of clear job descriptions and roles for ALL guidance and college counselors in NYC public high schools that align with the guidance program standards for college and career readiness.
- Create an independent task force (which will include all representatives from the school administration and staff, counselors, students, parents, youth groups, and education advocates) that will be allowed to voice their opinions and assist in the development of guidance program standards.