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The PEP (Partner, Engage, Prepare) Program

Partner, Engage, Prepare

The PEP (Partner, Engage, Prepare) Project is a program sponsored by Texas A&M University-Texarkana that establishes a partnership with area high schools to identify sophomores, juniors and seniors and encourage them through an engagement and college preparation program to insure their successful transition to an institution of higher education. The PEP program is based on the Kids at Hope basic principle that ALL children are capable of success, NO EXCEPTIONS.  In order to achieve this success, children must have meaningful and sustainable relationships with caring adults and must be able to articulate a vision for their future.  The PEP program is designed to identify those students who need additional support to define their vision.  These students want to attend college, but they lack the resources and tools to get there on their own.  With support of the Pioneer Foundation Grant, the PEP program at Texas High School, Arkansas High School, Pleasant Grove High School and Liberty Eylau High School will have the ability to help these children achieve their goals and impact the lives of the these students for many years to come.
 
Mission
Students who complete the program will enroll in a higher education institution.  Students who enroll at A&M Texarkana will continue to be a part of the PEP Program and mentor other sophomores, juniors and seniors in area high schools to complete the cycle. These students will graduate college and become productive citizens.

Project Overview

For more information on this program, contact Kimberly Bursey-Reece Project Administrator for the PEP Program (903) 223-3176 or kimberly.bursey@tamut.edu.