Take Flight's Sophomore Program provides continued support to first-generation college students. The goal is to introduce you to all the opportunities college has to offer and help you choose the activities you want to take advantage of and thus making the most of your time at Catholic University. 


These monthly sessions create an opportunity to learn about important opportunities that will enrich your college experience. By participating in these workshops, you will learn about:

  • Study-abroad Opportunities,
  • Internships & Externship,
  • Resumes,
  • Conducting Research,
  • Jobs & Work-study,
  • Alternative Spring Break,
  • Mission Trips,
  • and more...

Community Building

Community building activities are designed to help you strengthen your relationships with peers. These activities include socials, trips to local sites, service projects, and more. Here is a taste of what to expect:

Take Flight Social provides an opportunity to meet and welcome the Take Flight freshman class, catch up with friends and unwind. It will also give you an opportunity to learn more about future activities and events.  

National First-Gen College Celebration celebrates the success of first-generation college students, faculty, and staff. Similar to last year's event, the luncheon will feature student testimonies and community building activities. 

Martin Luther King Day of Service is an annual opportunity for Catholic University students, faculty, staff, alumni, and families to serve and advocate for justice as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. did during his life.

Character Development

College is not just a place where you grow academically and prepare for a professional career. An important element of the college experience is getting in touch with who you are. College gives you an opportunity to articulate your values, goals, and purpose. Once a month, you will join a small group of Take Flight students to work through the Joven Noble (Noble Youth) curriculum. 

El Joven Noble is a comprehensive indigenous based, leadership development program that supports and guides young people through their “rites of passage” process. Through the use of circles of support, healing and leadership development, you will be able to reflect on your personal story, your culture, and discover your sacred purpose.