The Undervaluing of School Counselors

Teenagers make bad choices. Honestly, who doesn’t? For adolescents, however, who are armed with new responsibilities, opportunities, and bodies they are almost inevitably unprepared to deal with, the wrong decision can have serious, life-altering effects.

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With New College Board Partnership, Strive for College Looks to Scale Up

rom The White House to local school districts, many recent educational efforts have focused on improving low-income student’s college attendance rates. Often overlooked in this push, however, are rural communities, where rapidly declining populations and school consolidation is shrinking the educational choice set and support rural students traditionally received.

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CNN Heroes: Michael Carter, Community Crusader

Michael Carter started Strive for College. The nonprofit pairs college students with high school students to guide them through the process of applying and paying for college. Since 2007, the group has helped 600 low-income students enter four-year colleges and universities.

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Global Fellow: Michael Carter

Break the cycle of poverty by helping low-income students get into and attend a four-year college using an affordable, scalable network of “near-peer” mentors—well-trained undergraduate students with similar backgrounds.

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