Choose Your Path
A New Approach to Empowerment

We use age relatable instructors to teach a social-emotional learning program for credit deficient and at-risk high school students. 

Not everyone has the same circumstances, but everyone has the same opportunity to choose their path. 

What We Offer

Full Service Partnership

We partner with schools to deliver our program into the active school day.

Navigators

We utilize two trained and age relatable instructors to teach our program.

Sustainable Impact

Our program yields empirical growth of self-efficacy, well-being and career preparation.

The Problem

21%

of CO High Schoolers do not graduate on time

55%

of High Schoolers do not feel positive about their college or career readiness

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High Schoolers are credit deficient

63%

the rise of diagnosed depression for 12-17 year olds since 2013

The Solution

Alternative Roadmap works to redefine the way credit deficient and at-risk students learn in a classroom. We are a 32 week, 32 hour program that partners directly with schools to provide a life coaching, soft skills, and career preparation program. Our model incorporates a socratic classroom which is highlighted by our three pillars (Mindset, Vision and Action) to build a practical foundation for high school students. The classes are lead by two of our trained, age proxemic Navigators, under the supervision of an experienced teacher or administrator, which results in a change of pace class for students. The class can be offered independently or incorporated into an active class.

Program Description: To promote a student’s growth in three areas: Social/Emotional, Academic, and Professional. The program instills instrumental character qualities, thereby allowing for personal discovery and growth. In addition, it incubates the student’s positive thought process and future trajectory. During the classes, each student will ascertain a vivid image of an autonomous lifestyle and the practical skills to live and think independently. By the conclusion of the program, every student should have the competence to be a self-directed learner, a capable communicator, and a more qualified individual.
Mindset
How are you thinking?
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Mindset Our first building block in our Trifecta. Without a clear mindset, you cannot execute what you need for long-term success. Everyone is entitled to believe whatever they want. Most young people are confused and insecure, which leads to a clouded mind. With the prevalence of strong social norms it can be difficult to know what to believe in. We empower our students by having them understand their own mindset and that they are the only ones that can control it. Your mindset is your reality.

Vision
Can you picture it?
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Vision After you understand your mindset, you can create a vision. Most individuals do not have a vision, especially ones that have a lot of variability in their lives. To get these individuals to understand that they can be successful, we have them create a vision. We help them create this by helping them discover their passions and skill sets. After that, we teach them how to create short and long-term goals to attain their vision.
Action
Will you do it?
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Action This is our last and most important part of our Trifecta. Without action, there is no result. The single largest problem whenever anyone wants to make a change is the lack of action. We teach our students how to take baby steps when taking action. It is scary at times to take action because of the risk involved. Risk and failure are values that we teach our Roadmappers to understand and overcome.

The Impact

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Class rating

Total Students

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Identify a career/educational route to pursue

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average increase in well-being

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average increase in self-efficacy

What others have to say

Alternative Roadmap has been incredible for student engagement. This class has been able to get many of our less engaging students to participate. The energy that this program brings on a daily basis has not only changed the outlook of our students, but it has changed the energy of the school.

Tom Sweeney

Principal, SEEO (School of Extended Educational Options)

With lessons in risk assessment, time management, and positive association, Alternative Roadmap helped the students of our dropout prevention program find new ways to see responsibility to reach their short and long term goals.

Pete Nguyen

Outreach Specialist/Apex Credit Recovery Trainer, Western High School ILC

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