"I realize how much the right kind of guidance would have helped me, and that’s why I’m so invested in the work I do now with The College Initiative. We go into high schools and help students navigate the college selection and application process. We work with them on increasing their ACT and SAT scores, help them find scholarships to pay for their education, and help them choose a college that is a good fit for them so that they will not only attend, but will stay and graduate. We provide tutoring, offer AP courses, help students write college application essays and personal statements, and take students on college visits, all free of charge. We’re in constant contact with our students through texts, emails, and personal interaction.
"There are many very bright students in Memphis who have no idea how to navigate the college search and application process or how they would pay for higher education even if they were accepted. We help them find answers to those questions. Guidance counselor positions in schools are being cut, so there’s an even greater need for this kind of help now than there was in the past. We have to bridge that gap. We have to help our kids."
High school students who are interested in applying to The College Initiative program may contact Melinda at ---
Read the interview with Gabriel, Founder and CEO, at http://www.connectingmemphis.com/memphis/gabriel