NO LIMITS NO EXCUSES

Amarillo Partners for Postsecondary Success

 

Mission

To create pathways for young adults to get an education beyond high school that leads to a living wage job with benefits and opportunities for advancement.

 

NO LIMITS NO EXCUSES IS A COMMUNITY IMPACT INITIATIVE WITH MORE THAN 26 COMMUNITY PARTNERS COMMITTED TO CREATING ACCESSIBLE PATHWAYS TO POSTSECONDARY CREDENTIALS THAT LEAD TO LIVING WAGE EMPLOYMENT. 

In the six years since NLNE was created, the program has matured and an enhanced emphasis on student engagement emerged in 2016. 

Focus groups revealed the real reason students weren’t earning some form of postsecondary credential is most high school students are hesitant to admit they don’t have all the answers. They are reluctant to talk to the partners and ask questions they need to succeed after high school. 

With that insight, NLNE developed an app that helps students find good career matches. They can formalize a plan, pick their degree of interest, and submit that plan to their counselors and parents. In 2016, more than 2,000 students registered and submitted their plans via the app. 

NLNE also works to ensure that finances aren’t a barrier to success. Through collaboration with the Amarillo Independent School District, they developed a contest to increase the number of students who completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The increase of FAFSA completion exceeded 10%. The proof is in the name. When it comes to helping area students succeed there really are No Limits No Excuses. 

For more information contact:
BROC CARTER, Program Officer                                                     
806.376.4521  |  broc@aaf-hf.org