Passport to Success

Passport to Success



Event Information

Lindblom Math and Science Academy

Saturday, November 4th

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Passport to Success is After-School All-Stars’ (ASAS) annual high school exploration event, for 400 CPS 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students. The event takes place on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Lindblom Math and Science Academy. Passport to Success is a one-day event that provides students and their families with the chance to explore high school options and beyond. CPS middle school students have a unique opportunity to apply to many different specialty high schools across the city



Passport to Success has four major components with workshops led by CPS counselors:


1. Attend a High School Fair run by CPS departments and partners including Selective Enrollment, International Baccalaureate, Illinois Network of Charter Schools, Service Leadership Academy Network, Career and Technical Education, WE, LINK Unlimited and After School Matters to gain a better understanding of high school options. Students will also learn about high school scholarship opportunities.


2. Engage in an admissions requirement workshop about school requirements to ensure students know if they meet the application criteria before applying.


3. Participate in an application workshop with the ultimate goal of completing an application during the workshop.


4. Participate in a goal-setting workshop for 6th and 7th graders where they will set SMART goals to attend the best school for them.





This year, we are excited to add our signature CEO career panels to the agenda.  With that, we are on the hunt for amazing and successful adults that are will to share their experience with our middle schoolers.  Below is a brief description of our CEO Career panel opportunity. 


After-School All-Stars is looking for professionals, from all sectors, to share their college, career and life path with students. The format is a fast-paced career discussion which will take place within three 20-minute rotating break-out sessions with 20 students in each group. The volunteers will engage the students in a brief dialogue about how he/she obtained his/her career and the path he/she took to get there, followed by Q & A sessions for the students.  The total commitment required would be at 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM.  


If you would like more information, have questions or interested to volunteer, please contact: Shauntel Vaughn at