The Project Ready Program provides students with a cadre of academic, life skills and career readiness supports to prepare them for high school graduation and post-secondary success. Central to Project Ready is its selective dual enrollment program, which ensures that students are equipped with the skills necessary to compete for in-demand jobs with career ladders that pay not just a living, but a saving wage.

Students have the opportunity to pursue a certification in NCCER CORE offered by Baton Rouge Community College and a certification in Cybersecurity through the ULL pre-apprenticeship program. Cybersecurity training introduces the breadth of cybersecurity concepts and skills to students and prepares them to verify their technical know-how through the CompTIA Security+ certification exam.

Project Ready is available during the school day and after school and serves students in grades 9-12 at L.B. Landry-O.P. Walker College and Career Preparatory High School in New Orleans and at Scotlandville Magnet High School in Baton Rouge.

At both sites, students can access college application and eligibility support, career exposure and advising, academic tutoring, ACT prep, gender based mentoring, college tours, “Behind the Business” tours, STEM enrichment, and community service opportunities. These school sites serve as key partners in preparing students for graduation and life beyond high school.

“Being able to participate in Project Ready’s dual enrollment program is the highlight of my day.  It’s what keeps me motivated in school and focused on finishing strong.”

Cedric Clemmons

Senior, Landry-Walker High School

“Before meeting Mr. Marlin through the Project Ready dual enrollment program, my plan was to go to the military.  After touring Southern University and learning of its majors, I am now a freshman on the yard”

Omari Phillips

Scotlandville High Graduate & PRBR Electrical Student

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