The NC Network for Human Services Integration to Prosperity selected its first high school student as part of the newly developed High School eScholar-in-Residence Program that launched in 2016 — Brianna Santos, a rising sophomore at West Forsyth High School in Clemmons, NC.
This summer Brianna Santos had the opportunity to work with and learn from several graduate students and small business entrepreneurs. She had an opportunity to meet many professions connected to NC Workforce Development.
A core focus of the program is working with the eScholars around a set of skills supporting emotional intelligence and pro-social growth that include leadership training, self-awareness, communications, emotional self-regulation, compassion elasticity, and strengthening critical thinking skills. The program is designed to stimulate, motivate and promote community engagement related scholarship among rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are interested in pursuing a college education.
The program is adapted from the GuideRight program developed by Dr. David L. Mount. Selected high school scholars explore and learn alongside a diverse set of other eScholar-in-Residence. The High School eScholar-in-Residence program is designed to prepare students for the transition from high school forward. All participants receive a copy of Dr. David L. Mount’s book: Waking Up In College: Having an inspired experienced. The program is free of charge for those selected.