Overview

Great Promise Partnership is a public-private partnership that empowers and equips at-risk students to complete high school while gaining real-world job skills and experience, creating a path to personal success and the workforce of the future.

The criteria for student participation in GPP Workplace

  1. Students in danger of not graduating from high school
  2. Students without major or consistent behavioral problems 
  3. Students who qualify for free/reduced priced lunch 
  4. Students who are at least 16 years old and eligible to work in Georgia (Workplace)
  5. Students with high potential but who don’t typically qualify for other programs


GPP Workplace students spend part of the day at their regular school assignment and part of the day at a job location. 

While at work, students have up to one hour each day of non-work activities such as tutoring, mentoring, life skills and group projects. The remainder of the day is spent developing skills on the job and exploring career options and pathways.  Jobs for GPP students are substantive entry level jobs with real outcomes and evaluations.

Pay raises may be earned based on academic progress at school, attendance and behavior at school and work, and job performance.  Students who qualify have the opportunity to earn high school credit through school systems' work-based learning programs.  GPP has a GA DOE work-based learning number for schools to use.

Employers partner with a community team to provide life skills training along with mentoring and tutorial help. The workplace supervisors play a key role in the success of GPP youth as they develop skills on the job and explore career options and pathways. 

The identification of students is a collaborative effort between the employer and school system personnel, with GPP, Inc. facilitation. Students complete an application and go through a series of interviews.  Students that qualify have the opportunity to earn high school credit through school systems’ work-based learning programs. 

The identification of students is a collaborative effort between the employer and school system personnel, with GPP, Inc. facilitation. Students complete an application and go through a series of interviews. 

We at GPP understand the importance of a win-win scenario for both the student and the employer and will strive to remove any obstacles that hinder this process.



WorkPrep focuses on preparing those same at-risk students who are too young or not yet ready for employment. Developed to provide students with the fundamentals necessary to be successful on the job. WorkPrep is a forum to engage at-risk youth on a regular basis in life skills training, leadership development, and decision-making processes. Regular classes focused on life and career skills, discussions of career and post-secondary education, and interaction with community and state leaders are all part of WorkPrep.  GPP works with schools and their communities to establish a local WorkPrep program.


LEADERSHIP ADVENTURE WEEKENDS

All GPP students will have the opportunity to participate in Leadership Adventure Weekends (LAW).  The weekends focus on college and career preparation, leadership skills development, team-building and the empowerment of the individual students, as well as providing an opportunity for these at-risk students to just be kids and have fun. 





Become a GPP Workplace

Interested in learning more about helping at-risk students stay in school while training your own workforce?  Contact info@gppartnership.org.