Our Model

Propel America helps young adults go from high school into a career and higher education. We connect high schools, job-training organizations and community colleges, local employers and experienced mentors to build a clear path forward for students. 

Propel America is not a program run in only certain sites by a single non-profit organization. Instead, it is a model that brings together existing institutions into a clear pathway bridging job training, job placement, and ongoing education. The Propel America model can be adopted in any community, urban or rural, red or blue.

Propel America’s support for young people has three phases

Propel’s coaching is integrated throughout the program to support fellows on a pathway to upward mobility.

Help students to build a professional and peer network that can support them over the long term

Support development of career and life planning

Ensure students have access to supports and resources that they need to successfully transition to work

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Students participating in Propel as high school seniors will identify a pathway of interest. The pathways are based on the opportunities within a community and will leverage existing public funding streams to cover costs where possible. For more information on our Pathways, please visit People and Places.


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