The Accelerated Career Awareness Program (ACAP) for high school students (freshmen through seniors) in which they are put in the NABA pipeline to help build future Black Business Leaders with a focus on directing them to major in accounting, finance, and its related business fields including entrepreneurship. It included a one-week residency at a college or university combined with year-round programming.
During a week-long summer campus residency program, a select group of students can explore careers in accounting, finance, and business-related fields via a rigorous class and study schedule, college-level content, and valuable networking opportunities. ACAP® introduces underrepresented diverse high school students to accounting, finance, economics, technology, and management while providing the foundation of financial literacy and the development of interpersonal skills. Prominent business leaders share their knowledge, provide tips for success, and discuss career opportunities. Student’s experience careers in accounting firsthand through tours of local certified public accounting firms and companies in the private sector. Students to learn the value of collaboration and teamwork through the group projects or case study initiatives. The program concludes with a recognition luncheon or banquet for students, parents, speakers, and corporate partners.
Through mentoring we help them to matriculate to college but also how to succeed in college through a mentoring initiative. The program is fully supervised and all-expenses-paid. Students selected will receive free tuition, room, and board, books, materials, tools, NABA HS membership, and mentoring.
Since its beginning in San Francisco Bay Area in 1980, the program has served as a turning point in the academic lives of thousands of high school students, motivating them to pursue higher education and develop their own unique paving and pathing to reach their maximum potential.