Advise and ascend
Truitt Broome (AB ’08) helps Clarke Central High School junior Demetria Davidson register for the SAT. Photo by Dot Paul
UGA’s Institute of Higher Education, in partnership with the Watson-Brown Foundation of Thomson and the National College Advising Corps, has begun an innovative program to recruit and train recent UGA graduates to work full time as college advisers in selected high schools across Georgia.
The Georgia College Advising Corps, working alongside professional high school guidance counselors, assists underrepresented and low-income students enroll in colleges that fit their academic profiles, career goals and personal circumstances. The advisers assist students in the admissions process, in applying for financial aid and in preparing for the SAT. They arrange college visitations and help students write an application essay. Currently four UGA graduates are working as advisers at Clarke Central High School in Athens, Meadowcreek High School in Norcross, Westside High School in Augusta and Thomson High School in Thomson.
For more information, go to http://www.uga.edu/ihe/gcac/index.html.