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REDI College Access Program

  • REDI College Access Program
  • 102 E. College Street
  • Jackson, TN 38301
  • 731-668-6448
  • 2010
  • Beverly Vos
  • 731-668-6448

Program Description

Regional Economic Development Initiative created a college access program to serve traditional and non-traditional students in an 11-county region of West Tennessee. Administrative staff and seven college mentor corps members serve 19 high schools with one-on-one and group mentoring, workshops, events, and summits. These activities provide students with assistance in career and college exploration and college and financial applications. Two college coaches help students transition to the two community colleges in our region. Our services are available to all, however, our target audience is first-generation students.

Services Provided

  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 1500
  • Middle School: 250
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 200
  • Non-traditional: 15

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • Between 50% and 75%