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Get Ready helps prepare students and families from underrepresented populations with college planning, academic assistance, & information on career and higher education options.

Direct Services


Direct service Get Ready staff work in 9 pre-selected Title I elementary, middle and high schools in Brooklyn Center, Minneapolis and St. Paul. We serve approximately 4,000 students. Program services include:

  • Curriculum/skill-building: goal setting, planning skills, career choices, higher education options, and financing higher education
  • Tutoring: primarily in the areas of math and reading
  • Career exploration opportunities
  • Field trips to postsecondary institutions
  • Middle school seminars
  • Summer academic camps: provide scholarship packages for students to attend summer academic enrichment camps (when funding allows)
  • Parent events and workshops
  • Teacher professional development


Participating Schools


Brooklyn Center


St. Paul