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Program Description

We help first generation college students get into their best-fit college by providing individualized college counseling. We pair academically motivated students with a one-on-one Catalyst who acts as their personal educational advisor. Advisors provide the information, guidance, and support that students and families need to navigate the college selection and application process.

Once selected, students meet with their College Catalyst a minimum of 8 times during Junior and Senior, meetings cover the following:

  • ACT/SAT registration and study plans
  • College campus visits
  • Creating a college list
  • Writing your personal statement
  • Filling out applications
  • Writing supplemental essays
  • Finding scholarships
  • Completing financial aid forms
  • Comparing offers and making decisions
  • College Enrollment process
  • Services Provided

    • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
    • College admissions guidance and counseling
    • College fairs/campus visits
    • College transition and retention support
    • Leadership development
    • SAT/ACT and other test preparation


    Education Level and
    Number of Students

    • High School: 30
    • Middle School: 0
    • Elementary School: 0
    • Post-secondary: 0
    • Non-traditional: 0

    Populations Served

    • Academically High-performing


    • More than 75%

    Colleges Attended
    by Alumni

    • American University
    • Amherst College
    • Brandeis University
    • Case Western Reserve University
    • Colgate University
    • Dartmouth College
    • Duke University
    • Florida International University
    • Florida Polytechnic University
    • Florida State University
    • George Washington University
    • Occidental College
    • Pomona College
    • Rice University
    • University of Chicago
    • University of Florida
    • University of Miami