Success Prep

Grade Levels:

Identify the skills you need to succeed!

Upon completing Success Prep, twice as many participants were able to identify the high school graduation requirements.


of the participants are able to identify where to go and who to ask for help in an educational setting.

How can I be a successful high school student?

Success Prep gives rising freshmen the opportunity to have a “fresh start.” Over the course of four consecutive Saturdays, students and parents receive information regarding the academic, behavioral and social expectations of a successful high school student.

With post-secondary education as the goal, participants learn the importance of their grade point average, developing solid study habits, seeking the support of guidance counselors, addressing the issues of peer pressure and ultimately preventing adverse actions which impact their path to Indianapolis Youth Development achievement. This program also features a college campus visit!


Weekly Topics

Week 1 – High School: What’s the Big Deal?
Week 2 – How to be Successful in High School
Week 3 – The Transition from High School to College
Week 4 – College Panel

Participants Will:

  • Create an 8-semester success plan
  • Hear strategies from guidance counselors and educators
  • Discover different diploma types
  • Learn how to read transcripts
  • Visit one of CLD’s esteemed College/University partners’ campuses

Summer 2024
Program Information

Sessions Held:
Saturdays, June 1 – 22, 2024
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Last session will be extended for college tour

Program Fee: 
$30, includes 1 parent and 1 student
$10 for an additional adult
$15 for an additional student

Parents/guardians may alternate sessions to ensure attendance requirements are met.*
*Program fees are non-refundable

Program Location:

Mandatory Orientation: 
Tuesday, May 7, 2024
6:00 – 7:30 PM

Orientation Location:
In person at Center for Leadership Development

2425 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. Indianapolis, IN 46208

Registration closes
Wednesday, May 26, 2024 at midnight

Registration Closed