A.S.C.E.N.D., the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., FREE signature youth enrichment program, is designed to motivate, engage, and assist high school students in reaching their maximum potential in their journey to college or vocational employment.
A.S.C.E.N.D. focuses on the following key areas:
- Developmental Skills
Students in the A.S.C.E.N.D. program have an opportunity to receive academic enrichment and life skills training to support their journey to college or vocational employment. Students spend a minimum of 3 hours per month participating in A.S.C.E.N.D. activities.
We invite students grades 9 – 12 to apply for the A.S.C.E.N.D. program. There are 4 cycles of the program. Applications are accepted for each year based on the following schedule:
Cycle Program Dates and Application Deadline:
1) January 2015 – June 2015; December 27, 2014
2) September 2015 – June 2016; July 31, 2015
3) September 2016 – June 2017; July 31, 2016
4) September 2017 – June 2018; July 31, 2017