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Step Ahead Scholars

  • Step Ahead Scholars
  • 227 Sandy Springs Pl NE Ste G
  • Sandy Springs, GA 30328
  • Joanne Santivasci
  • Director
  • (954) 918-5168

Program Description

Step Ahead Scholar's is an Atlanta based college access organization serving first-generation students in underserved schools. We provide individualized college coaching for high school juniors and seniors and offer support throughout their college careers. We help students set goals that align with their interests and abilities, and then coach them through each step of the college admissions process. Students have access to a range of resources and participate in both group and individual mentoring sessions. Our program covers topics including: Post-Secondary Options, Searching for "Best Fit" Colleges, SAT/ACT Prep, Accessing Pre-College Summer Programs and Enrichment Activities, How to Apply to College, Scholarships, Financial Aid and FAFSA, and Evaluating Offers.

Services Provided

  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants

Demographics

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 75
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

First-Generation

  • Less than 25%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Agnes Scott College
  • American University
  • Georgia State University
  • Hampshire College
  • University of Georgia