Thursday – June 30, 2016

The Right Path Program

The Right Path Program in Milwaukee was designed to break the cycle of intergenerational incarceration. It is a combined effort of MATC's School of Pre-College Education, the MATC Foundation and the Creative Corrections Education Foundation (CCEF). The program provides qualified students the opportunity to return to school to complete a high school diploma or GED. Program students receive assistance to cover the costs of tuition, books and other fees. Students are also offered the opportunity to take occupational classes.

To be eligible for the Right Path Program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a parent/guardian who is currently or has been incarcerated or on parole/probation
    (subject to review)
  • Have not completed high school or a GED/HSED program
  • Be between the ages of 18-25
  • Have been out of high school or other educational program for at least three months

 

Participating students will receive:

  • Testing and placement services
  • Classes based on academic needs
  • Opportunity to take at least one occupational class during the school year
  • Tuition, books and fees
  • Stipends, based on class schedule, attendance and class performance
  • Assistance in accessing public transportation (qualified bus passes)
  • Access to MATC resources such as career advising, tutoring, library, computer labs, etc.

Participating students will be expected to:

  • Attend 100% of classes
  • Show progress toward completion of designated program
  • Remain free of criminal behavior
  • Abide by the MATC Student Code of Conduct
  • Complete classwork as required by teachers
  • Participate in program-related activities as scheduled

If you are interested in the Right Path Program, or know someone who might be, please contact Marty Ordinans at 414-297-7049, 414-465-9538 or ordinamj@matc.edu.

 

 

 

creative corrections education foundation logoMATC’s School of Pre-College Education, the MATC Foundation and the Creative Corrections Education Foundation have partnered to provide a unique opportunity for qualified students, ages 18-25, to return to school to complete a high school diploma or GED. Program students receive assistance with tuition, fees, books and other expenses. Students also have the opportunity to take occupational classes in areas such as Culinary Arts and Automotive Repair.