Believing the College Dream
The Believing the College Dream (BTCD) curriculum (sponsored by ECMC Foundation) guides teachers, counselors and community organizations to increase the aspirations of attending college by prospective low-income, first generation college students in grades 4-8. The 16 lessons that focus on connecting home, school and community are flexible and take an average of 60 minutes to complete, strive to prepare students and their families for successful transitions along the academic pipeline from elementary school through middle school, high school and on to postsecondary education. The guide also includes five Parent/ Community Conversations with themes such as: Looking Ahead—Expectations for Our Children’s Future and Why College? A Better Future for Our Children. Click here to Download the guide.