Current Students

Power of YOU Success Center: You can connect with advisors and other POY students, get answers to quick questions, use a computer, study, eat lunch or just hang out! POY advisors will be in the Power of YOU Success Center, room T.2950 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-3 p.m. and Fridays 10-3 p.m.

MCTC Career Services: MCTC Career Services offers workshop opportunities that range from Career Research to Resume Writing.


All POY students are expected to meet with their POY advisor at least three times each semester.

First visit: September - January - check-in on courses, discuss civic engagement expectation, review financial aid processing and get questions answered.

Second visit: October - February - turn in and discuss with advisor the POY instructor feedback forms (pick up forms at the Success Center or print from D2L).

Third visit: November - April - select courses for the next semester.

Service and Community Engagement

POY students are expected to complete 20 hours of service to the community each semester. Students can meet this expectation through courses, volunteering in the community and participating in MCTC student clubs and activities. Talk with your advisor!

  • Be a panelist for Minneapolis Public Schools/MCTC Senior Connect Days.
  • Participate in the POY Leadership Academy.
  • Present to community foundations that help fund the POY program.
  • Volunteer in the community with POY.

Civic engagement course: Political Science 1111, Reclaiming Democracy. This one-credit Introduction to Civic Engagement class has been designed with POY student in mind and satisfies your civic engagement expectation.

POY Leadership Academy provides you with an opportunity to develop strengthen and put into practice leadership and mentoring skills. It's a great way to connect with other POY students and resources in the community as well as gain valuable support and experience for your resume. All POY students are eligible to apply, with preference given to students who have not participated in the academy previously. Applications will be available at the end of fall semester. Please contact Yolonda Rogers at 612-659-6729 or email at

Student Life clubs and organizations have a variety of student life groups that are active on campus, e.g., Three Legged Frog. To learn more, email or call 612-659-6761.

Special POY initiatives

Short term book & transportation grants: Please see your POY advisor regarding assistance to help purchase textbooks and the To-Go card. The grant amount will be dependent on the cost of the books from the MCTC bookstore and available funds. Students may be selected to receive a book grant only one time, as these funds are limited.