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The Mijo Program's mission is to prepare and provide 9th-12th grade low-income, first-generation students with opportunities that will enable them to successfully gain admission to highly selective colleges and universities. Through mentorship, educational workshops, one-on-one counseling sessions, and a robust array of resources, the Mijo students will gain academic prowess, learn more about themselves, and develop professional skills that will enable them to seize opportunities leading them to great schools and careers after high school. 


Students accepted to the program will receive the following:

  • Expert One-On-One Counseling

  • Monthly Workshops

  • Aptitude & Career Exploration 

  • Academic Planning and Course Schedule Support

  • Extracurricular Profile Guidance & Strategy

  • Study Skills

  • Time Management Techniques

  • ACT & SAT Prep

  • Extensive College Search Assistance

  • College Tours

  • Mentorship

  • Summer Planning

  • Passion Projects

  • College List Development

  • College Application Strategy and Support

  • College Essay Writing Assistance

  • Resume Building

  • Interview Prep

  • Financial Aid Application Support

  • Scholarship Support

  • College Enrollment and Transition Support

  • ...and much more


  • Current 9th grader (2023-2024)

  • Attending a school in Central Arkansas

  • Minimum of a 3.5 GPA

  • Priority to Low-income (ex. qualify for free or reduced lunch, or other public assistance) *apply even if you do not think you are low-income*

  • First-Generation College Student (your parents didn't go to college)

  • Interested in going to a top college

  • Commitment to attend a monthly one-on-one session and a monthly workshop


  • In the document below, you will find more details about the program including the tentative schedule, workshops, and requirements. Please review the information before applying and ensure that you can commit to all requirements


Apply now to become a member of the next Mijo Program Cohort. 

Deadline: April 15, 2024

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