- Bridge Week: Students arrive a week early to campus for fall semester. Move onto campus to explore
campus, interact with current CARE students, meet committed and supportive faculty,
staff, and community members and begin a successful transition into college life.
Attendees must apply to be apart of this service.
ASCEND Living-Learning Village(LLV): Within the program is an option to reside in the ASCEND LLV. Depending on room availability,
and if the eligibility requirements below are met, these students live together as
a community so they can build stronger, hopefully life-long, relationships with students
with similar life experiences. Housing is available on a yearly lease August-July.
Students must apply for the ASCEND LLV. Tour the ASCEND LLV.
Academic and Professional Development Workshop Series: Providing students with strategies on improving their study and time management
skills, economic mobility, and engagement with the KSU campus and peers. Workshops
are offered throughout the fall and spring semesters.
Cultural and Education Abroad Enrichment Activities: Providing exposure to new cultural experiences is key to a broaden students’ world-view. Activities may include attending plays, concerts, and visiting museums. As available, stipends will be awarded to students to support their Education Aboard travels.
Near Peer Mentoring: Over the first year, CARE’s current students or recent graduates will be available to offer firsthand insight and advice to newly enrolled ASCEND scholars.
Case Management: Together, the student and case manager will develop an individualized plan intended to empower the student to work towards their daily living needs. The case manager may provide students with resources, referrals, and additional life skills to enable the student’s self-sufficiency.