Everyone knows that low-income students go to college at a lower rate than high-income students. But why? Academic preparation isn’t the whole story. Today in America, “A" students from low-income backgrounds enroll in college at the same rate as the most affluent “D" students. The college access systems for low-income youth are broken.
Your gift will equip students to become Peer Leaders at College Summit Workshops. Through a four-day “boot camp" for college transition, these rising high school seniors learn crucial self-advocacy skills, in addition to completing their college applications, personal statement, and learning about financial aid. These students return to their schools in the fall and inspire and motivate their peers to navigate the college transition process.