College Success Team, from left, Cayla Warren, Sydney Wilson, Winston Coffee, Zubin Khan and Deja Mostyn. Cayla, Winston, Zubin and Sydney are Midnight Golf’s full-time college success coaches. Deja is MGP’s director of student support.
The College Success Program, launched in Fall 2018, gathers key data while forging relationships with MGP students. This new program works with students during their senior year of high school and throughout college to provide the hands-on, proactive and data-driven guidance they need to earn degrees. Four dedicated full-time College Success Coaches support the 1,800+ MGP graduates who are enrolled in college . They provide the students with proactive support to access on-campus resources, guidance from MGP staff, and financial assistance.
College Success Coaches have successfully connected with 100% of the MGP Class of 2018, who are in the first semester of their freshman year at more than 50 schools around the country. One of the main focuses of these early “reach-outs” was for coaches to assist students with their class schedules to ensure they are getting adequate course credits to meet graduation requirements. Coaches also got to know the students and ensured there were no financial gaps.
Our College Success Coaches planned and executed the following Success Saturday events during the 2018-2019 school year:
Financial Aid Information Fair (TIP, FAFSA, grants and loans0
MGP College Partners Fair
College Majors & Careers Fair
College Fair (30+ colleges attended)
Establishing a pipeline for data-driven success
Coaches have also been working to on-board the current class of 2019 into the MGP student portal, a customized online database used by MGP to track crucial student information. 90% of students have already been fully entered into the database and coaches have collected information including SAT scores and high school transcripts to assess students’ admit-ability into college. Coaches will use this data during one-on-one meetings to assess their individual college goals and begin strategies for how to achieve them.
Class of 2018 updates:
College Success Coaches made a great impact this year by completing a minimum of 2 one-on-one meetings with 100% of our students
To aid in their freshman year adjustment, College Success Coaches made over 1,295 contacts
99.1% of our 2018 alumni enrolled in college in the fall of 2018
98% persistence rate from 1st semester to 2nd semester of freshman year
These interactions are designed to gather information in support of measuring against our Student Success Factors.