Early Escalera: Pasos Adelante

About the program

Early Escalera: Pasos Adelante is a college- and career-readiness program geared toward high school freshmen and sophomores as an early-intervention precursor to our Escalera: Taking Steps to Success program. It develops the soft skills and habits students need for a college-going mindset.

The Early Escalera program model features:

  • A rigorous, semi-scripted curriculum that is responsive to students’ culture
  • Case management and individualized support
  • Experiential learning activities

 Program participants develop skills and competencies in the following areas:

  • Leadership development
  • Self-advocacy
  • Self-awareness
  • College and career-readiness

Making an Impact

Early Escalera currently serves over 300 students nationwide, and is generously funded by State Farm.