A recent college graduate with student debt and unemployment woes might feel jaded to the old dictum that education is the best path to a better life. But that someone has yet to discover the UW Odyssey Project.
Adult students, who often come from lower-income backgrounds or have faced some other form of adversity, get a chance to jumpstart their educations by earning six credits in the humanities at UW-Madison, completely free of charge. With graduation rates through the roof and visibly better outcomes for students upon completion, it’s clear they’re doing something right.
Brian Standing spoke with two Odyssey alumni, Sahira Rocillo and Tosumba Welch, along with Odyssey faculty associate Kevin Mullen about the doors that can be opened after a year in the program.
To learn more about contributing to the Odyssey Project’s mission, click here.