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Program Description

Federally funded TRIO program that serves 955 students in targeted middle and high schools in the Savannah Chatham County School System in Savannah, Georgia. We prepare students for college by encouraging good study habits and study skills, providing career exploration, college exploration & college tours as well as educational field trips for the middle school students. We give assistance in completing the FAFSA, applying for scholarships and understanding financial aid. We assist with ACT and SAT registrations and college applications. We provide senior orientations, cultural experiences and summer camp for middle school students.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Race & Ethnicity

  • White: 3%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 2%
  • African American: 95%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 560
  • Middle School: 395
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0


  • More than 75%