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Program Rules

First-Time Participants


1. Applicants must be between 13 and 17 years old.  All applicants are required to submit an application and participate in an interview (online or phone).  

  • Interviews will last approximately 35 minutes.

  • Business attire is highly recommended for the interview process.  

  • The interview will not be conducted if the applicant is late.

  • Applicants must have some knowledge about the Principles of Success Motivational Program and its purpose and be able to articulate why they desire to join the program.


2. Participants are expected to attend ALL meetings (see session dates on Calendar page).  The orientation session on May 13, 2023 is    

   MANDATORY for all selected participants AND parents.  Failure to attend (participant and parent) will result in cancellation of acceptance to the               program.


3.  Each participant will be awarded a scholarship of up to $500 ($300 for session attendance. $200 for perfect attendance), 

     subject to the following conditions:

  • Disbursements will take place at the conclusion of the July, August, and October sessions, as well as the Culmination Event in December. 

  • Participants must have perfect attendance to receive the perfect attendance bonus.

  • The $200 ‘perfect attendance bonus' scholarship will be disbursed at the Culmination Event in November.  Participation in the event is required to receive the disbursement.  One absence will result in the loss of $50 and the $200 'perfect attendance bonus' scholarship.  Two absences will result in automatic dismissal from the program.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

  • Failure to complete the required book report will result in a $100 deduction in the session attendance portion of the scholarship.


4.  Unless otherwise directed by the Executive Director, participants are required to wear the POS polo shirt or a shirt and tie to all program



5.  Tardiness/Leaving Early: Multiple (2 or more) occurrences of tardiness/leaving early could result in the loss of the scholarship and/or dismissal from            the program.  Tardiness is considered joining class 10 minutes or more after the 9:00 a.m. start time.


6.   No cell phones or other electronic devices other than those used for the program may be used during the program sessions.  


Alumni Participants

  1. Alumni participants must submit an online application and participate in an interview.

  2. Alumni participants must be able to recite and write the POS Mantra during the interview.

  3. Each alumni participant will be asked to mentor one primary participant (guidelines will be provided).

  4. Alumni participants will be asked to bridge the gap between mentors and mentees during sessions. They may also be asked to serve as peer mentors to first-year participants (guidelines will be provided).

  5. Alumni participants (first-time only) will receive a scholarship of $250 if absent for no more than one monthly session. NO EXCEPTIONS.

  6. Unexcused absences for three sessions will result in dismissal from the program. NO EXCEPTIONS.


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