College Prep 8 and D.R.E.A.M. Program

A program that guides underrepresented junior high and high school students through the college admissions process.

The Need: Students in underprivileged communities throughout Ohio often lack the necessary support and resources to pursue a college education, hindering their chances of achieving long-term financial stability. Without proper guidance, these students face significant barriers in navigating the complex college admissions process, depriving them of essential opportunities for personal and professional growth in today's economy.

The Technology: Temple Patton's innovative program addresses this pressing need by offering comprehensive college preparatory guidance for 7th and 8th graders through College Prep 8, emphasizing the importance of higher education and demystifying the path to college. Additionally, the D.R.E.A.M. program provides tailored support for high school seniors, aiding them in the college application process and offering vital resources such as financial aid support, scholarships, and mentoring.

Commercial Applications:

  • Providing higher education opportunities for underrepresented students in underserved communities.
  • Development of an Alpha Prototype aimed at refining and enhancing program effectiveness.
  • Tailoring preparatory programs to meet the specific needs of low-income students aspiring to attend college.


  • Empowers underrepresented students by equipping them with the knowledge and resources necessary to pursue higher education.
  • Bridges the gap in college readiness by offering structured guidance and support throughout the college admissions process.
  • Fosters long-term economic stability by increasing college enrollment and graduation rates among low-income student populations.

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