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Samuel Patterson, second-year University of Maryland-Baltimore County Meyerhoff Scholar, and Loren Tsang, first-year Williams College student, share their cohort experiences.
Lake City Early College High School school student shares her boot camp experiences and her journey through expanding her college list, computing the ‘Net Price Calculators’ for each of her colleges, and the authentic conversations that the boot camp experience inspired with her parents.
Sam, a top ranked student at his top ranked Georgia high school, and Loren, ranked #6 in his class at a top ranked Georgia high school, share their candid insight into the challenges of the essay writing process and how they responded to the cohort activities and critique of their essays.
University of Richmond, Richmond Scholar, Kristen Starks, engages in a candid conversation with her mother as they describe their cohort experiences in such areas as college search, essay writing, and developing the right ‘packaging.’
Many students, particularly those from lower income backgrounds and those who will be the first in the family to attend college, enter college questioning if they belong at selective institutions. However, we encourage our students to understand that brilliance is not a function of race, gender, or class. While some people are naturally gifted in certain topics or disciplines, other people become gifted as a result of their hard work and resiliency. Our students who are attending selective colleges and universities deserve to be where they are and are deserving of the opportunity to impact the world.
Listen to Their Voices
Our College Planning Cohort and College Planning Boot Camp Programs have many data points of which we should be deservedly proud, e.g., higher GPAs, higher SAT/ACT scores, 100% high school graduation rates, 100% college enrollment rates, over 95% college retention rates, over 80% on-time college graduation rates, admission into some of the country’s most selective colleges, and tens of millions of dollars in scholarships and institutional aid.
Students are assuming more leadership roles and engaging in increased community engagement and community service hours. However, we are proudest of the student and parent testimonials about our program, its content, and our support and in the relationships fostered with students and families that continue beyond high school and through college. We continue to share in the journey of our students who have entered graduate school, law school, and medical school, or who are now in the workplace pursuing careers and raising families.