The PEP Program is a college access program that offers academic, social-emotional, and financial support for select, motivated, Summit, NJ public school students from grades 7-12.
Programming occurs during after-school hours and during the summer.

About PEP

Located in a safe and supportive after-school setting, the program provides students with rigorous academic training and college and career readiness skills in an environment where they can discover themselves, make friends, and realize their potential.

Students that are accepted into the program and who have continued to meet PEP’s on-going academic standards will receive financial assistance towards their college education or post-secondary education.

Mission Statement

The PEP Program increases opportunity for a select group of motivated Summit Public School students with demonstrated financial need.  We provide comprehensive academic, social, and emotional support, ensuring that participants accomplish a post-secondary education and become productive adults.

Once admitted into the PEP Program students will:

  • Receive academic instruction
  • Participate in cultural, educational, and recreational enrichment activities
  • Learn about citizenship and partake in community service activities
  • Acquire skills for college and career readiness
  • Obtain social and emotional support
  • Receive post-secondary support (both before and during their post-secondary career)

Within the program, students receive guidance to prepare them for life after high school. Individually tailored assistance is given to help students select appropriate post secondary settings and ensure that they meet the academic requirements of the schools. Once students begin their academic educational path, the PEP Staff continues their relationship with each student by assessing their academic performance and offering support throughout their educational career.

The PEP Program is designed to develop confident, well-rounded students who are prepared academically, and who go on to lead productive lives as citizens and leaders within their communities. Students who complete the PEP Program are prepared to succeed in their chosen profession and in life.