Progressus, with its vision to affect the workforce of the next generation, has developed the Franklin Scholars Program in partnership with the Quality Management Institute. The Scholars program is a quality-based, education and development program. From the start of the program, students learn about the concept of “vocational certainty” through the lens of quality management and how it provides them with a foundation for their life’s work. The program includes a 12-semester hour, for-credit college certificate program that students complete along with designated development opportunities and events designed to prepare students for either further education or the workforce.
In order to become a Franklin Scholar, students must prepare a Scholar Packet. This packet will be a collection of their experiences while in the program.
- Field Internship. Students will complete a 15-hour internship with a professional in their intended field of study (if college bound) or with a business owner (if they are headed directly to the workplace). Upon completion, students will have signed evaluation form from the supervisor and will prepare a 1 – 2 page summary of their findings to submit with their Scholar Packet.
- Volunteer Opportunity. Scholars will volunteer for 15 hours in their community. They will have a signed evaluation form from the supervisor and prepare a 1 – 2 page summary of their experiences for the Scholar Packet.
- Mentor/Coach. Students will select a mentor to meet with monthly for six months throughout their high school career.
- CEN Journal. Students will keep a contemporary extraneous note journal and reflect weekly on their observations regarding quality examples in their daily life. Students will select an excerpt to submit as part of their Scholar Packet.
Students who complete and submit a packet for review will be considered for graduation of the Franklin Scholars Program.
If you are interested in participating in the Franklin Scholars Program as a student or offering the program to the students at your school, please contact Progressus at 918-895-1185.