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College & Career During Covid-19 Shutdown

Published: May 8, 2020

“I encourage CATS students to explore careers and college programs
that will allow them to grow into themselves.”

– Mr. Andrew, CATS CYC College Guide

CATS High School Program

CATS remains focused on making sure that students continue to achieve credit for graduation and are supported through this challenging time. While our doors are still closed, that has not kept us from our mission to unlock, equip, and nurture the students we serve. 

Though we do not know what the future may hold, we do know your support powers what we do and has allowed us to continue to focus on our mission and our students in the face of this pandemic.

College & Career Access

As CATS continues to address issues that CPS high school students face, transforming the most at-risk students into self-sufficient adults – starting with graduation from high school, then nurturing our students as they transition to college or employment, providing on-going support on the path to self-sufficiency. 

CATS College Access program prepares students to navigate the process of going to college and provides support 18 months post-graduation support to graduating seniors, regardless of what post-high school path they pursue (college, career or military). Below are some examples of the support CATS College Access program provides:

Over the past 17 years, CATS has developed strong relationships with local institutions including; the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati State, College of Mount Saint Joseph, NKU, Chatfield College, Christ Hospital College of Nursing, and Miami University regional campuses. CATS  leverages these partnerships on behalf of our students to provide opportunities needed for future success.

Pictured: CYC Guide, Andrew Hampton

Longtime partner, Cincinnati Youth Collaborative, CYC, provides an AmeriCorps member (recent college graduate) to work within CATS to assist in comprehensive college guidance. Mr. Andrew, our CYC guide, engages with all CATS students to ensure they get the guidance needed to take advantage of post-secondary programs.

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How Your Donation Helps CATS during COVID-19

Some groups will feel this public health crisis more than others, including our urban public-school students who, without their daily connection to their school families, go without the support and resources they so desperately need to overcome everyday obstacles.

Your generous contribution to CATS helps us transition our immersive environment to a digital forum where Cincinnati Arts and Technology students will continue to earn credit to graduate, be supported by staff and have access to a buffet of resources through this unexpected time.

In less than 5 business days, the CATS team took five working art studios, including all instructors and staff to an entirely digital non-profit. Using tools like Schoology and Google Meet, CATS is continuing its mission to unlock, equip and nurture.