Project Ready

The Urban League's Project Ready initiatives combine academic skill building, leadership development, positive support networks, and college and career readiness training with ACT preparation to ensure African-American and other disadvantaged students from across Greater Kansas City successfully matriculate high school and are ready to enter college or the workforce.

PROJECT READY: ACT NOW

An interactive program to help 9th through 12th grade students:

  • Stay in school
  • Increase college eligibility and complete admissions applications
  • Apply for and obtain scholarships
  • Learn about careers and engage in community-service activities

Program Features

  • ACT preparation and test-taking skills/strategies
  • Annual Infinite Scholars Scholarship Fair
  • Parent education and engagement
  • High expectations for students, parents, and staff
  • Nutritious meals

ACCELERATED LEARNING LAB

  • Homework assistance
  • Individual and small-group tutoring in Math, Science, English and Reading

Project Outcomes
Outcomes tell the whole story...

  • On average, students increase their ACT test scores by 2 to 3 points, with some achieving 4 and 5 point gains
  • 100% of participating students graduate from high school and 98% attend four-year colleges and universities
  • More than $5 million annually in scholarships are awarded to ACT NOW students