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Jeremy Hames

Former Peer Leader at Herbert Hoover High School, Clendenin, WV Cadet, West Point Academy

“ I helped my classmates create ‘good fit’ college lists, file the FAFSA, complete applications, and made sure they know that regardless of where they come from, they are college material… If I can persuade more high school students in my community to stay the course and to take the difficult, but possible, steps required to get into college, I will be performing a service as valuable as the one I plan to give to my country. ”

Cornelius Williams

Miami Northwestern Senior High School University of South Florida

It isn’t just about having a voice, you need to do something with it. It’s about touching other peoples’ lives and creating ripples of change. I’m living proof. Two years ago, I received my BA from the University of South Florida, where Ashley [the Peer Leader who convinced him to go to college] and I were roommates. Ashley was the drop of rain; I am the ripple of change.

Donna Dunson

Principal, Lake Wales High School Lake Wales, FL

“ I was impressed with College Summit from the beginning. Their approach was a perfect fit for our work. They taught our team to drive the college push, and it was a major success in one year. Empowering the student is the key. I am grateful for the partnership with College Summit; it is transformative. ”

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