Boise In-person Advantage: Experience Emerge Up Close

Emerge offers a unique model that helps integrate young adults into the Boise area by assisting them in creating their own peer groups and personalized success plans. Directed by Kylie Peters, Emerge is a non-traditional program where students work closely with mentors to develop highly individualized plans aimed at fostering independence and success in college and beyond.

Boise is an ideal setting for emerging young adults, boasting a vibrant arts and music community, a technology hub with major corporations like Micron and multiple startups, and a wide range of outdoor activities. Boise State University and the surrounding community offer a health-conscious, active environment with numerous clubs and activities to engage students deeply in college life

Emerge participants benefit from the program’s strong ties with Boise State University and the local community college, which support academic success through flexible start dates, a variety of course options, and access to strong academic tutoring options both on and off campus. Emerge’s approach includes coordinating with college disability offices to ensure necessary accommodations for students with neurodivergence.

Emerge’s core philosophy of 'Supervision, Structure, Support = Sustainability' guides its approach. Students begin with a higher level of supervision with frequent 'touch points' to ensure they are integrating well. As students gain independence, the focus shifts to structured support through classes, extracurricular activities, and internships.

Boise’s active lifestyle is perfect for students at Emerge, offering opportunities for biking, hiking, snowboarding, and participation in technology and arts communities. Emerge encourages involvement in local internships, volunteer activities, and community projects to foster both personal and professional growth.

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Prospective students can start their journey with Emerge at any time due to the program's rolling admissions policy. Detailed application steps can be provided to ensure a smooth transition into the program.

Key Services Offered:

  • Transition to College: Assistance with the initial adjustment to college life, including orientation to campus resources and community integration.
  • College Survival Strategies: Training on how to navigate college challenges effectively, including managing coursework and social pressures.
  • College Life Coaching: Personalized coaching to help students manage the balance between academic responsibilities and personal life.
  • Personal Education Mentoring: One-on-one mentoring focusing on individual student needs and academic goals.

Academic and Personal Development:

  • Content Area Tutoring & Learning Strategies: Support in specific academic areas and development of effective learning strategies.
  • Critical Thinking Skills & Academic Management: Guidance on developing critical thinking abilities and managing academic tasks.
  • Organization/Time Management: Techniques to improve organizational skills and time management.
  • Career and Personal Goal Setting: Assistance in setting and achieving long-term educational and career goals.

Support Services:

  • Advocacy Training and Support: Empowering students to advocate for themselves in academic and personal contexts.
  • Ongoing Parental Consultation: Keeping parents engaged and informed about their child’s progress and challenges.
  • Accommodations Training: Helping students obtain necessary academic and living accommodations.
  • Coordination of Housing & Community Referral Management: Assistance with housing and connecting students to community resources.

Specialized Support for Diverse Needs:

  • Addressing the needs of students with neurodivergence like learning differences (LD), executive functioning issues, ADD/ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, emotional immaturity, and recovery from drug/alcohol issues or other mental health challenges.
  • Tailored support for students dealing with anxiety, depression, non-verbal learning disabilities, family conflict, lack of motivation, low self-esteem, and childhood trauma.

Integration with Educational Institutions:

  • Liaison with Referral Professionals & Coordination with College Services: Building bridges between students, educational institutions, and professional services to ensure a cohesive support system.

Unique Program Features:

  • Emerge's non-traditional approach, described as a “program that is not a program”, allows for a high level of personalization and flexibility in meeting the unique needs and aspirations of each student.

For more details about the Emerge College Success Program in Boise or to start a conversation about educational consulting and mentoring, contact Kylie Peters at 208-899-5040 or