This is the original award winning program in Green Bay, Wisconsin that has been bringing 5th graders to their campus since 2003 and following them until high school graduation, offering encouragement, tutoring and support from trained university student mentors.
The Western Washington University Compass 2 Campus Mentorship Initiative is a pilot program implemented by House Bill 1986 which passed both Houses of the legislature on April 21, 2009. The program is designed to increase access to higher education in Washington state by providing an opportunity for students from traditionally underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds in Whatcom and Skagit counties to be mentored by C2C students.
The Central Washington University Compass 2 Campus Program was transported to CWU in the fall of 2014. Three hundred fifty fifth grade students visited the CWU campus to kick-off the initiation of this program, This sister program shares the design to increase access to higher education in Washington state, in the central Washington region
This is the third sister program modeled after the original Phuture Phoenix and mounted in the spring of 2010 on the UWEC campus. Shepard also helped to mount this program with UWGB colleagues through a grant from the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation, based in Wisconsin.
This program at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family in Manitowac, Wisc., is the fourth sister program modeled after the original Phuture Phoenix.