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NAPCA’s mission is to “close the college and career aspirations – attainment gap” by equipping students and parents from all backgrounds and communities across the globe with the knowledge, skills, relevant experiences, and resources needed to define their life’s purpose/career path, break through their barriers, and prepare to enroll and complete some form of postsecondary education, specifically to be prepared to enter high skilled careers or trades.

Definition.

College and Career Aspirations – Attainment Gap: The distance between a student’s stated college and career aspirations and the realization of completing some form of postsecondary education, specifically to be prepared to enter high skilled careers or trades.

Working toward the day that all youth and teens in communities across the U.S. and internationally will have the opportunity to be prepared to successfully enter and complete some form of postsecondary education or career/technical training, specifically to be prepared to enter high skilled careers and/or trades.

Empowering students and parents in communities across the globe to:

  • Explore their future college and career paths,
  • Find their life’s purpose/career path,
  • Recondition their mindset for success,
  • Break through the barriers to academic and career success (i.e., The fear of failure, success, and the unknown including mental, social, emotional, and cultural barriers),
  • Enroll and complete a regionally accredited two- or four-year college degree and/or career and technical training certificate or licensure program, and
  • Walk with hope and purpose while taking ownership of their future education and career goals.

 

 

 

College Readiness: NAPCA students are better prepared for college than non-NAPCA students at specific schools served by NAPCA, surpassing students when it comes to “a-g” coursework and entrance exam completion, four-year college eligibility, college enrollment, college persistence, and college completion.

Coursework: NAPCA students are three times more likely to complete the “a-g” courses required for college admission as their non-NAPCA counterparts: 91% compared to 30%.

College Enrollment: 98% of NAPCA students attend college the first year after high school graduation.

College Success: The college persistence rates of NAPCA alumni are equal to or better than their campus counterparts who did not participate in NAPCA.

Explore Our Divisions

NAPCA

National Association of Peer College Advisors
(For H.S. & College Students)

Certified Peer College Advisors (CPCAs) are high school and college student leaders who are recruited and trained to assist professional school counselors and college counselors. High School and College CPCAs co-lead a college-going team of 20 high school students from all grade levels. 

CPCAs guide each member on their team through the process of developing their 10-year personal strategic plan of action (education & career plan) to guide their efforts to accomplish their education and career goals. Additionally, CPCAs will work with each student to ensure they are competitive applicants for admission to their top choice and best-fit postsecondary educational institutions.

Get Trained to Become A Certified Peer College Advisor!
Help Your Peers Navigate the Path to College.

NAPCA

National Association of Parent College Advisiors
(For Parents & Grandparents)

Parents train to become Certified Parent College Advisors (Parent CPCAs) to learn how to navigate through the college application process. Parent CPCAs apply their knowledge gained from training to help their children successfully navigate the college admissions and financial aid process. Additionally, parent CPCAs partner with high schools and counselors to provide support to students and parents school-wide through facilitating bi-weekly or monthly college knowledge workshops that will help other parents learn how to navigate through the college application process, secure financial aid and scholarships, and enroll into a regionally accredited two- or four-year college or career and technical training certificate or licensure program, specifically to be prepared to enter high skilled careers or trades.

Get Trained to Become A Certified Parent College Advisor!
Help Your Child/Grandchild Navigate the Path to College.

NAPCA

National Association of Peer College Advisors
(For H.S. & College Students)

Certified Peer College Advisors (CPCAs) are high school and college student leaders who are recruited and trained to assist professional school counselors and college counselors. High School and College CPCAs co-lead a college-going team of 20 high school students from all grade levels. 

CPCAs guide each member on their team through the process of developing their 10-year personal strategic plan of action (education & career plan) to guide their efforts to accomplish their education and career goals. Additionally, CPCAs will work with each student to ensure they are competitive applicants for admission to their top choice and best-fit postsecondary educational institutions.

Get Trained to Become A Certified Peer College Advisor!
Help Your Peers Navigate the Path to College.

NAPCA

National Association of Parent College Advisors
(For Parents & Grandparents)

Parents train to become Certified Parent College Advisors (Parent CPCAs) to learn how to navigate through the college application process. Parent CPCAs apply their knowledge gained from training to help their children successfully navigate the college admissions and financial aid process. Additionally, parent CPCAs partner with high schools and counselors to provide support to students and parents school-wide through facilitating bi-weekly or monthly college knowledge workshops that will help other parents learn how to navigate through the college application process, secure financial aid and scholarships, and enroll into a regionally accredited two- or four-year college or career and technical training certificate or licensure program, specifically to be prepared to enter high skilled careers or trades.

Get Trained to Become A Certified Parent College Advisor!
Help Your Child/Grandchild Navigate the Path to College.

Explore Our Scholarship Programs

NAPCA’s Service Learning Scholarship Program encourages and rewards high school and college student leaders, and parents who make significant public service contributions to their schools and communities.