Imagine a still lake on a sunny day. A single drop of rain hits the water’s surface and ripples begin to appear. I am a ripple. On Aug. 24, 2009, a friend changed the course of my life. As senior year in high school loomed... Read More
With support from the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, College Summit has launched the First Year Forward program initiative to support college freshmen from College Summit partner high schools as they navigate their first year of college. The goal is to help students learn the ropes on campus and stay the course toward earning a degree.
Just as we have found peer influence to be a powerful way to get more students to enroll in college, advice and encouragement from peers and near-peers can help students have a successful freshman year and persist through graduation.
If you are a College Summit alumni who is an upperclassman or recent graduate and are willing to virtually mentor a college freshman via online communications, please sign up to be a Peer Mentor. If you are a working professional, we need you to serve as a Personal College Advisor. Learn More.
College Summit is collaborating with Grovo and Capital One to provide our alumni with free career and professional development resources. As a part of Capital One’s Future Edge initiative, a five-year, $150 million effort designed to help more Americans develop vital 21st-Century work skills, Grovo has designed a series of micro courses using a smart, fresh approach. These 10 courses, which include 60-second video lessons and quizzes, empower people to do their best work.
Our partnership provides free access to the Grovo courses. Learn more at www.grovo.com, and to take advantage of these free courses, sign-up here: http://bit.ly/1N9ZJzf.
To learn more about Capital One’s FutureEdge initiative, visit www.capitalone.com/investingforgood to join the discussion on Twitter at @YourFutureEdge.
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