Summer Impact Series Julia Brown

Meet Julia Brown, high school chorus teacher in Columbia, SC who started as a Chaperone, turned into a Writing Coach, Writing Coach Coordinator, and then watched her own son become a Peer Leader. Every year at workshops she tells her students: “When you got here you came with a suitcase filled a lot of heavy burdens. When you leave, you have a suitcase filled with everything you need to start you journey into the next chapter of your life’s journey.”

Back To School Twitter Chat

This month we continue our #BeAGrad chat series with more tips for college students. In our Back to School chat, we will share tips and advice to help college students be successful on day one and beyond! This month’s guest hosts are Chelsea Jones and Ken Schneck. Join us Thurs, August 27th at 3pmEST(12pmPST). Follow @collegesummit to join the conversation.

Back-To-School Campaign: Tammy Peterson

Volunteering as a writing coach changed Tammy's life. She was able to see firsthand the transformation from students to Peer Leaders - and asks for your support to take these students to and through college.

College Summit Launches Back-To-School Campaign

College Summit launches our Back-to-School campaign to raise money that will support the 1,400 new Peer Leaders about to return for their senior year - armed with the knowledge and motivation to guide their their peers to and through college. Even a small amount can make a big difference in the lives of low-income youth across the country who dream of going to college. GIVE to College Summit today to help reach our $10,000 goal by September 21st.

Back-To-School Campaign: Lateef Romeo

CEO Keith Frome shares with the College Summit community the story of Lateef Romeo - and how a small donation today can make a big difference in the lives of students just like him.

Back-To-School Campaign: Natasha Bailey

Natasha Bailey, College Summit alumni, shares how she never thought she could be successful - until she became a Peer Leader. This back-to-school season, help us reach our $10,000 goal and support the next generation of college-goers. A small amount goes a long way.

Alumni Spotlight: Stephanie Sikorski

The College Summit blog has created a new segment called "Alumni Spotlight" which highlights a different alum every month. This is a great avenue to tell the world why College Summit is so important and for alumni to discuss their career goals. Alumni tell your story and inspire others along the way! Please follow this link to learn more information, http://collegesummit.tfaforms.net/15 ‪

UMKC 2015 College Summit Workshops

In July, over 60 students from St. Louis, MO, Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, KS attended the four-day College Summit Workshop at University of Missouri-Kansas City. Peer Leaders wrote personal statements for college applications, met one-on-one with a college coach to develop a "good fit" college list, learned leadership skills and were exposed to college life on UMKC's campus.