Adelante is an enrichment program for Middle School students designed to launch them on to public and private high schools. While guided through the high school admissions process, students also deepen their understanding of who they are as citizens of Lawrence and strengthen their voices in the classroom. The program runs two afternoons a week (Mon-Tues 4:45-6:30) from September through April and two weeks during the summer. It informs students about opportunities in public and private schools and guides them through test-taking, completing applications, writing essays, and interviewing. Woven into the experience is an exploration of the history and people of Lawrence, the “Immigrant City.” Leadership and collaboration skills are also taught and emphasis is given to the importance of contributing to the community.