Academic Support Services are geared towards helping youth complete a certain level of professional education. Education helps young adults reach their fullest potential, so they may grow to live healthy and productive lives. CERI believes that education is a means to social mobility, personal development and self-discovery. It is an effective tool to fight against oppression, break vicious cycles of poverty, and embrace a healthier lifestyle.
Education has the power to change lives, however many youth in developing countries do not have access to it. The Transitional Care program is a way to make education accessible to impoverished and marginalized youth in those countries.
- CERI staff assess the youth participating in the Transitional Care program and encourage them to follow their career dreams and apply to higher education institutions.
- Transitional Care participants are enrolled in a local accredited educational institution, such as a technical college, 2-year or 4-year college, or university.
- CERI offers Transitional Care participants the opportunity to apply for a scholarship provided by the CERI Academic Support Fund, in addition to the financial support provided to them by a CERI sponsor.
The Academic Support Fund was created to enhance and supplement the services provided to youth who participate in the Transitional Care program, and can cover a students’ tuition and books.