Odyssey alumni


Resources for past, present, and future Odyssey students

We are always doing our best to find ways to assist our students and give them the resources they need to be successful. With the help of our team of advisors, we have put together an ever-growing list of resources that students may find helpful on their educational and personal journey. By using the links below, students will find a list of financial, academic, and community resources, along with a link to our advisors. If you find that you need additional assistance, please reach out to our Odyssey Success Coach Brian Benford.

Resources for Odyssey Junior Teens

As Odyssey continues to grow, so does the need for our older Junior students to receive more personalized support as they make the transition to higher education. Check the link below often to find updates, resources, deadlines, and useful information. For one-on-one support, please reach out to our Odyssey Junior advisor, Leigh Button.

Teen Resources

Brian Benford

Position title: Success Coach

Email: brian.benford@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-807-7224

Financial resources

Contact Jeff (JP) Pfund for additional information.

Academic resources

Contact Ace Hilliard for additional information.

Additional resources

Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) is a statewide organization that “works with both women and men by offering relevant business classes, business loans up to $250,000, assistance with your personal financial management, and connections to people who can make things happen.” Visit their website HERE or call 414-263-5450 to learn more!

United Way of Dane County HIRE Initiative is made up of many organizations in Dane County who are working together to help people find jobs, and help businesses find talent. Additionally, HIRE helps people get their GED and learn new skills by working with the Literacy Network of Dane County. Employers can also work with HIRE when they want to hire new employees. Visit their website HERE or call 608-244-3911 for Educational Services or 608-729-1420 for Employment Services.

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