Think College Program

Think College serves high poverty districts in the Dayton area and is designed to provide support to schools, students and families in an effort to nurture and strengthen the college-going culture in grades K–8.

Services and Commitments

Sinclair Campus Visits—Visits are designed to open minds and spark a desire for future possibilities, providing pre-high school students (elementary and middle school) a first-hand college experience while exploring careers and connecting with Sinclair students and faculty.

Bridges to Success—Bridges to Success is a long-term partnership between Sinclair, Ruskin PK-8 and East End Community Services, providing support for the holistic integration of the 40 Developmental Assets in the school and community. Assets are a set of skills, experiences, relationships and behaviors that enable young people to develop into successful and contributing adults.

High School Transition Workshops—Transition workshops are provided for 8th graders making the transition to high school and provide opportunities for students to learn about what to expect, career exploration, stress management and a check list to help them prepare for grades 9–12.

Guest Speakers—Think College provides guest speaker opportunities for K–8 students, teachers and administrators to learn about the cultural, socio-economic and educational issues students and families face.

Summer Programming—Think College is committed to Dayton’s Learn to Earn initiative and in partnership with other non-profits, like Project READ, supports local district summer camps by providing enrichment activities that promote and celebrate literacy and life-long learning.

Office Hours
Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Locations of Services
Library, Room L07E

Contact Information
Rana Peake, Coordinator
Appalachian Outreach & Think College | School & Community Partnerships
Sinclair Community College, Dayton Campus
Library, Room L07E
444 West Third Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402-1460
P: 937-512–2126 | F: 937-512–3310
rana.peake@sinclair.edu