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Become a Partner School

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NAPCA’s mission is to “close the college and career aspirations – attainment gap” by equipping students and parents from all backgrounds and communities across the globe with the knowledge, skills, relevant experiences, and resources needed to define their life’s purpose/career path, break through their barriers, and prepare to enroll and complete some form of postsecondary education, specifically to be prepared to enter high skilled careers or trades.

In striving toward fulfilling our mission and goals, NAPCA partners with secondary schools and two- and four-year colleges and universities who co-invest with NAPCA to recruit, train, and support high school and college student leaders as part-time Certified Peer College Advisors (CPCAs). Additionally, NAPCA partners with hundreds of local, state, national, and international partners and philanthropic and public-sector supporters devoted to improving the lives of students and families in the U.S. and across the globe.

To become a partner high school or college/university, please complete and submit a Become a Partner School Online Form. If you have questions or would like to discuss the opportunity to become a partner school, email us at support@napcaonline.org or call 310-361-8585.

Become A Certified Peer College Advisor (CPCA)

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Certified Peer College Advisors (CPCAs) are high school and college student leaders who are recruited and trained to assist professional school counselors and college counselors. High School and College CPCAs co-lead a college-going team of 20 high school students from all grade levels.

As a CPCA, you will guide each student on your team through the process of developing their 10-year personal strategic plan of action (education & career plan) to guide their efforts to accomplish their education and career goals. Additionally, you will work with each student to ensure they are competitive applicants for admission to their top choice and best-fit postsecondary educational institutions.

In addition, College CPCAs co-lead a four-year university transfer team of 20 community college students and work to ensure that each student complete the steps to successfully transfer to a regionally accredited four-year university.

If you’re interested in becoming a Certified Peer College Advisor, please visit studentleaders.napcaonline.org/become-certified-peer-college-advisor to learn about the specific steps you need to take to become a CPCA.

Start A NAPCA Chapter

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Founding a chapter of NAPCA is an exciting venture for students who accept the challenge of starting a new organization on campus. There are many benefits in starting a student run organization, including building students leadership skills, communication skills, and gaining valuable experience that is very much like starting a business.

To be recognized by the NAPCA Board of Directors as an official NAPCA High School or College Chapter, new chapters must follow and complete four steps to start an active High School or College Chapter at your school.

To learn more about how to start a NAPCA Chapter, please visit studentleaders.napcaonline.org/start-napca-chapter.

Become a Donor or Sponsor

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Support Our Work

Help NAPCA build a global student movement in thousands of high schools across the world by placing well trained and highly influential high school and college student leaders as Certified Peer College Advisors (CPCAs) to empower their peers to define their life’s purpose/career path, break through their barriers, and prepare to enroll and complete some form of postsecondary education, specifically to be prepared to enter high skilled careers or trades.

By placing thousands of well trained student leaders as Certified Peer College Advisors into high schools across the nation, where student leaders can make a meaningful difference in their school and community, NAPCA is poised to change the lives of millions of students. With your support, we can get there. As a national nonprofit organization, NAPCA relies on a combination of philanthropy and program fees to operate our current programs and expand our work. About 80 percent of all sponsorship dollars received by the foundation support NAPCA members, programs and services.

NAPCA is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. You will receive a US Dollar donation receipt.

To become a donor or a sponsor, please contact us at (310) 361-8585 or email us at give@napcaonline.org.

Become a Member of NAPCA

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The success of a NAPCA Chapter is based on the depth of commitment, vision and confidence of its members. NAPCA seeks student leaders who want to join our global student movement to empower students from all backgrounds to break through their barriers and take ownership of their future education and career goals. In return, NAPCA will serve as a conduit through which individuals can grow and develop, personally and professionally, while simultaneously providing service to their school and community.

To learn about the different ways to become a member, please visit our Become a Member page. If you have questions or would like to discuss the opportunity to become a member, email us at support@napcaonline.org or call 310-361-8585.

Become a Volunteer or Intern

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To become a volunteer or intern, please fill out the Volunteer or Intern Interest Online Form and a member from the NAPCA Team will contact you within 24 hours. In addition, you will need to upload your resume and cover letter to your Volunteer or Intern Interest Online Form. In your cover letter please describe what knowledge and skills you would like to contribute to NAPCA as a volunteer. Additionally, what you hope to gain from volunteering with NAPCA. If you have any questions, please email the NAPCA Office of Human Resources at hr@napcaonline.org.

Join Our Team

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Thank you for your interest in working for NAPCA. To provide our students with the best possible experience, it is imperative we hire the very best staff. As an employee, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the creation of a supportive, structured, and safe community that caters to the academic, social and emotional needs of our students. As you peruse our website, we think you will become as excited as we are about working for our students and programs! Here are just a few of the many reasons to join us:

  • Be a positive influence in the lives of young people
  • Get a wide variety of leadership and classroom experience
  • Work with colleagues and students from all around the country and the world
  • Contribute to a creative and challenging academic environment
  • Facilitate unique course offerings in a variety of content areas
  • Grow your own potential as an educator or youth leader

 

To join the NAPCA Team, fill out the Employment Interest Online Form. If you have any questions, please email the NAPCA Office of Human Resources at hr@napcaonline.org.