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Method of Selection

For every school PSA has been involved in we have worked directly with the school’s career or guidance counselor, with Principal approval. PSA has chosen participants from a pool of motivated students identified by the school’s teachers.

Selection Criteria

In order to be considered for the PSA program, students must:

  • have a grade point average of ”B” or higher
  • have over a 95% percent attendance record
  • be eligible for the free/reduced lunch program

Selection Process

A three-member PSA panel made up of a board member and two professional volunteers select the participants from the pool presented by the school.
Student attitudes and career goals are assessed through an interview, as well as evaluation of an essay describing why he/she wants to be in the program.

Our supporters include

  • Johnson O'Conner Research Foundation
  • Animal Brands
  • Hilton Hotels
  • Natori
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