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As a Project Success participant, you’ll benefit from a long list of valuable services while at Penn Valley.

You’ll learn what you can do to improve your grades, get more out of class, make more efficient use of your time, pack greater productivity into study hours, overcome obstacles, set goals, and widen your horizons in ways you never thought possible.

But the greatest benefit of all is the pride you’ll feel because you’re succeeding in college!

Academic assistance & tutoring

Have you ever wondered what the most efficient way to take notes is? When writing a paper, do you ever feel like you are missing something? To help you succeed, Project Success provides you with such academic assistance as learning aids, tutors, and academic counseling.

Project Success professionals will help you:

  • Develop academic skills
  • Set academic goals
  • Establish your academic priorities
  • Focus on your particular academic needs

They will advocate on your behalf by communicating with your instructors, monitoring your academic progress, and empowering you with the skills to seek solutions.

The program offers tutoring in writing, reading, all levels of math and all levels of science.

Tutoring is appointment-based with the exception of a few walk-in hours.

Come by today to put in your request!

  • Reading Skills (PDF) - Reading tips to help you ace your classes.
  • English FAQs (PDF) - For questions frequently asked by all students enrolled in English.
  • Essay Checklist (PDF) - Great resource for ensuring that your bases are covered in writing any paper.

Counseling & transfer assistance

Since academic performance is affected by more than class work, labs, and class projects, you’ll also have exclusive access to a special counselor who can help you:

  • Enroll and plan a degree path
  • Explore career choices
  • Handle personal problems
  • Find emotional support
  • Improve relationships
  • Build a positive self-image

In addition, as a Project Success participant, you’ll benefit from the expertise of a transfer coordinator. As you complete your work at Penn Valley, your coordinator will help you:

  • Choose the four-year institution that best fits your needs
  • Enroll in that college or university
  • Fill out financial aid applications
  • Arrange campus visits and meetings with the heads of departments you’re in interested in.

Cultural enrichment events & activities

Project Success can give your college career a boost by enriching your cultural experience. You'll learn and grow through:

  • Starlight Theatre performances
  • Concerts, ballets, opera
  • Dinner theater and plays
  • Ethnic films and discussions
  • Art exhibits and other fun activities

There are also opportunities for participants to practice their creativity and interpersonal skills through becoming a Project Success Student Leader.

Project Success

TRIO Student Support Services

MCC-Penn Valley
Project Success
3201 SW Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64111

Mon-Thurs & Fri: 8am-4:30pm
Wed: 8am-6:00pm

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