HSCC Earns Two New Grants

This summer, two Texas educational foundations awarded UNT's High School Career Connect grants totaling more than $750,000.

Greater Texas Foundation announced a $664,541 grant for HSCC to continue providing postsecondary and career support to Denton County students. It's the second grant from GTF, whose grant in 2017 funded HSCC's initial three-year program.

Texas Pioneer Foundation has provided HSCC a grant of $100,000 to help low-income and underrepresented students with academic and career decisions.

Visit the HSCC News page for complete details.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, High School Career Connect is here to support your campus and students in their college and career research and planning, and we have remote techniques to allow access to our program content and career mentorship. If you are interested in working with us to continue providing your students and parents with career and college resources, please contact us at 940-369-5243 or email us at HScareerconnect@unt.edu.

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Today, as you sit in a classroom, slog through homework, or study for a test, your goal is graduation. Your focus is on getting out of school and getting on with your life.

But that diploma is not the destination.

The ultimate objective is a career: turning your education into a paycheck and making a living doing something rewarding and satisfying.

That's where High School Career Connect can help.

The University of North Texas and the Greater Texas Foundation established High School Career Connect to provide career advice, postsecondary planning, and workforce trends to help eighth graders choose endorsements and high school students select college majors.

Through HSCC's one-on-one peer mentors and based on a student’s skills and interests, HSCC maps the primary high school-to-career paths (jobs, certificates, and college degrees), then helps formulate career strategies.

As a result, students possess individualized career paths, suggestions on majors, plans for their postsecondary experience, and increased confidence in their career path, helping them graduate with an enhanced skill set and increased employment potential.

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Thank you for investing in the lives of our students at Ponder Junior High. The guidance and wisdom your mentors shared with our kids helped to clarify an overwhelming task. The process encouraged our kids in creating a path of understanding for high school and beyond, and really opened their eyes to an unlimited world of options. The kindness and professionalism of your mentors encouraged our kids to be transparent with their dreams and questions about expectations and what the journey really looks like.”
Cindy Fraser, Ponder Jr. High counselor
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I appreciate all the help from UNT High School Career Connect! They helped me explore all the options from my possible career interests. I feel I have more guidance to pursue my studies at UNT. They really took the time to talk to me and get to know my educational background and make sure I was on the right track. I highly recommend UNT High School Career Connect.”
Frankie A., Lake Dallas High School student
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