License the Next Step College Prep Program

Are you already helping high school students and their parents get a grip on their college planning? 


You will most likely be interested in licensing our program if you are a current or former high school counselor working with local families on college planning or have your own college consulting business.

Next Step provides you with training and the materials you need to a deliver successful college and career planning experience. Additionally, you’ll be part of our Next Step College Planning Community which aims to have events and resources that will keep you on the cutting edge of college planning.

Our content was developed with more than 40+ years of college counseling experience. 
The materials and method are written so that you will be able to assess your students' strengths and then walk them through college and career choices that will best suit their needs after high school, and help them to afford it. 

What the Next Step College Prep Program Covers

• A college and career planning workbook download for printing.
• Powerpoints that coordinate with the workbook lessons for group work.
• Access to a private website with step-by-step college planning that utilizes videos, homework, handouts and articles.
• A private Facebook community of educators using the Next Step College Prep Program.
• The opportunity to request training and support from Next Step.


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Fill out the form below to request more information about being a part of Next Step College Prep. We will be in contact with you as soon as possible to get you started!

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The website materials include videos, homework, handouts and articles relating to the following areas:


  1. Courses to Take
  2. Major/Career Plans
  3. Calculating Costs
  4. Postsecondary Options
  5. College Search Factors


  1. Exploration & Research
  2. Campus Visits
  3. Reviewing Your List
  4. Extracurriculars
  5. Evaluating Colleges


  1. Making Decisions
  2. Creating a College List
  3. Testing - SAT/ACT
  4. Financial Aid
  5. Standing Out


  1. Applying to College
  2. Recommendations
  3. Essays & Resum├ęs
  4. Showing Interest
  5. Choosing a College


  Dr. Jim Malone and David Mammano's delivery of the Next Step in-depth approach to college and career readiness was phenomenal. They met with a group of our junior class students to engage them into the college preparedness process. Their delivery connected with our young men, and was very insightful to the needs of our student population. Our students were attentive and enthusiastic in their participation. We hope to work further with Next Step in the future." — Melissa J. Sakofsky, School Counselor, University Preparatory Charter School for Young Men

From students who participated in the Next Step College Prep Program with URMC Teen Health and Success:

  I wasn't sure what to expect when I heard about this opportunity, but I knew I needed help getting myself focused on college. Mr. Mammano was super nice and everyone made me feel welcome. I learned a lot about myself as both a student and a person."
  Dr. Malone was so great — I wish I knew more school counselors like him! He really got me thinking about what school was a good fit for me and how I could make it possible to actually attend."
  I really enjoyed the Holland's assessment book we worked in. It really allowed me to learn more about myself and to learn more about my strengths and weaknesses. Doing this and receiving the feedback made me feel empowered!"
  I feel more motivated than ever to get started on my plans for college. Thanks for letting me be a part of this."