Crossroads Community Collaboration
Crossroads Foundation is excited to announce our "Crossroads Community Collaboration" series where we partner with different nonprofit organizations to strengthen our communities and provide an enriching service experience for our scholars.
On August 10th, we partnered with Operation Better Block to beautify a community lot in Homewood on the corner of N. Lang and Forest Way. Over 60 volunteers came to help mow grass, pull weeds, move mulch, plant flowers and paint various fixtures on site.
Crossroads took a visit to Camp Guyasuta in Sharpsburg. Rising sophomores made it past the "perils" of freshman year and were prepared to take a "leap of faith" into a new school year. They suited up in safety gear and took part in a 30-foot rock climbing wall, zip-line, and a high-hanging obstacle course.
High Ropes is meaningful to our sophomores because it allows them to face their fears and step out of their comfort zone. While some were apprehensive at first, they quickly adapted and enjoyed what our hosts at Camp Guyasuta had to offer.
SPICE Showcase Presentations
Rising junior scholars displayed their experiences in summer pre-college programs at our annual SPICE showcase. SPICE (Scholars Participating in Career Exploration) allows every scholar to explore a career field of interest, often on a college campus. This year's camps included WVU Engineering, Carlow Prepare to Care, and Penn College Architecture Odyssey.
Awards were given to the various scholars for Best in Showcase, Parent's Choice Showcase, Scholar's Choice Showcase, Best Presentation Skills, and Best Visual.
Send Off to a New School Year
Crossroads seniors geared up for their final year of high school and their college search at the annual Senior Year Kick Off hosted by Duquesne University and the Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Student Advancement.
Seniors focused on how to "present your best self" during all stages of the college application and selection process. Advising them on their process were seven current college students including four Crossroads alumni. The rest of the days' events included information for both scholars and their parents on the admission and financial aid process as well as workshops on successfully transitioning from high school to college life.