Success Prep

Grade Levels:

Identify the skills you need to succeed!


of the parents are able to identify where their students can go to get help for a problem that affects their school performance.


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


of the participants are able to identify the educational skills (Academic Discipline, Initiative, and Critical Thinking) required for college admission, persistence, and graduation.

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 2023
Program Information

Sessions Held:
Saturdays, June 3 – 24, 2023
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Last session will be extended

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:
IUPUI Cavanaugh Hall
425 N. University Blvd

Mandatory Orientation: 
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
6:00 – 7:30 PM

Orientation Location:

Registration closes
Wednesday, May 24th, 2023

Registration Closed