Strive for College

Strive for College Mentors help students navigate the college application process online.
Strive for College helps high school students get into college through online mentoring.
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Strive for College is a national non-profit dedicated to alleviating inequities in access to higher education. A unique solution to the information gap surrounding college application, Strive leverages the energy, influence, and knowledge of volunteer mentors to guide high school students through the process.

Mission: Strive for College recruits and trains volunteer mentors throughout the country. Mentors work with high school students interested in attending college and provide one-on-one virtual mentoring to help them access and pay for college. From the spring semester of junior year until application deadlines are complete, Strive mentors and mentees meet for about one hour each week online. Mentoring pairs work through the year-long Strive for College curriculum, developed with college deans and admissions administrators, to cover every aspect of researching, applying to and paying for a student’s best-fit, four-year college.

We live in confusing times due to COVID-19 and uncertainty about how colleges are going to handle re-opening for the fal...
05/26/2020
Why You Need a College Mentor | UStrive Blog

We live in confusing times due to COVID-19 and uncertainty about how colleges are going to handle re-opening for the fall semester. Now more than ever, a college mentor is vital to help students learn how to adjust to the new normal so their time in college is a success.

Read on to learn why you need a college mentor.

Finding a college mentor can completely improve your college life. Learn why you need a mentor and how they help you with college.

"Under the plan, standardized test results will be optional on applications for the next two years and then eliminated f...
05/21/2020
UC makes landmark decision to drop ACT and SAT requirement for admission

"Under the plan, standardized test results will be optional on applications for the next two years and then eliminated for California students in years three and four."

"Meanwhile, campus officials will be left with the task of figuring out how to apply the shifting admission requirements and evaluate tens of thousands of applicants without test scores."

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-05-21/uc-drops-sat-and-act-test-requirement-for-admission

UC regents vote to suspend SAT and ACT testing requirements for admission, marking a turning point in the debate over standardized test scores.

We understand this is a difficult time for many, including our mentees who may be home without access to wireless intern...
03/27/2020
Comcast Announces Comprehensive COVID-19 Response to Help Keep Americans Connected to the Internet

We understand this is a difficult time for many, including our mentees who may be home without access to wireless internet. Comcast has opened their Xfinity WiFi Network nationally for free, offering unlimited data for free, to low-income families:

https://corporate.comcast.com/covid-19

Company Opens Xfinity WiFi Network Nationally for Free, Offers Unlimited Data for Free, Confirms Its Commitment to Connecting Low-Income Families

https://www.wsj.com/articles/act-to-allow-students-to-retake-parts-of-college-entrance-exam-11570518000In today's news. ...
10/08/2019
ACT to Allow Students to Retake Parts of College Entrance Exam

https://www.wsj.com/articles/act-to-allow-students-to-retake-parts-of-college-entrance-exam-11570518000
In today's news. What do you think?

Btw, did you know Strive is partnered with a test-prep service to offer three free months of test prep (ACT and/or SAT) for users? It's an exclusive offer only found at www.striveforcollege.org.

#collegeaccess #striveforcollege #imfirst #firstgen #testprep

The ACT plans to let students retake the portions of the test that they are unhappy with, as admissions face greater scrutiny.

Find out about free, online mentoring at striveforcollege.org
07/25/2019

Find out about free, online mentoring at striveforcollege.org

Check out this short film about a recent high school graduate, Luna, who is stuck in a job with no decision on a college...
07/22/2019
The Jump | 2019 Film Festival | PBS Online Film Festival

Check out this short film about a recent high school graduate, Luna, who is stuck in a job with no decision on a college major.

The future is an endless universe of possibilities. But for recent high school graduate Luna, the future is not so clear. Stuck in a job with no decision on a college major, Luna explores opportunities for herself both personally and professionally by just moving forward.

Way to go TN Promise! They offer every graduating high school senior in the state the opportunity to attend a community ...
07/18/2019
TN Promise looking to recruit 9,000 volunteer mentors.

Way to go TN Promise! They offer every graduating high school senior in the state the opportunity to attend a community or technical college at no tuition cost. This is HUGE. 👏🎓

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Not sure how to start your college apps? 🤔Start by signing-up for a free, online Strive mentor. 😆👉 striveforcollege.org
07/17/2019

Not sure how to start your college apps? 🤔
Start by signing-up for a free, online Strive mentor. 😆
👉 striveforcollege.org

Students’ knowledge of the financial aid process is “shockingly low.” 😬More reason for HS students to sign up for a free...
07/10/2019
Many high school students don't understand how the college financial aid process works

Students’ knowledge of the financial aid process is “shockingly low.” 😬

More reason for HS students to sign up for a free, online Strive mentor, who can guide them through the college application & financial aid process.
👉 striveforcollege.org
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/05/many-high-school-students-dont-understand-the-financial-aid-process.html

Students' knowledge of the financial aid process is "shockingly low," according to a new study by ACT, which surveyed roughly 1,200 high school students last year.

Find out more at striveforcollege.org 😁
07/09/2019

Find out more at striveforcollege.org 😁

Timeline Photos
07/04/2019

Timeline Photos

Want to go to college but not sure where to start?Do you have unanswered questions about college?Get a free online mento...
06/19/2019

Want to go to college but not sure where to start?
Do you have unanswered questions about college?
Get a free online mentor to help you through the process. http://striveforcollege.org

Happy monday! Dream BIG#mondaymotivation
06/17/2019

Happy monday! Dream BIG
#mondaymotivation

Calling all high schoolers who could use a little help through the college app process. 🌺Summer is a great time to resea...
06/10/2019

Calling all high schoolers who could use a little help through the college app process.
🌺
Summer is a great time to research colleges & consider which schools would be best for you. A Strive for College mentor can help! Sign-up and select a mentor now! bit.ly/Strive4

The journey to college is a marathon, not a sprint. A little progress each day adds up!
06/03/2019

The journey to college is a marathon, not a sprint.
A little progress each day adds up!

#highschooljuniors, summer is almost here. It's a great time to start planning for your college apps. Get help for free ...
05/28/2019

#highschooljuniors, summer is almost here. It's a great time to start planning for your college apps. Get help for free from a Strive online mentor.

Sign up today at http://bit.ly/strivefive & select a mentor.

Hip Hip hurray, it's the first of May and #CollegeSigningDay! Congrats to all the students heading to college in the fal...
05/01/2019

Hip Hip hurray, it's the first of May and #CollegeSigningDay! Congrats to all the students heading to college in the fall. We are especially proud of all our Strivers! A big thanks to all the mentors who have helped make their college dream a reality.

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Milpitas, CA
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General information

Each year, 400,000 low-income students graduate from our nation’s high schools with GPA’s, test scores, and extra-curriculars that qualify them for admission to college, yet they fail to enroll. With limited support at home, impossible counselor-to-student ratios in school, and rigorous application processes, these students fall outside the collegiate culture, without access to the guidance and support necessary to navigate the transition to college successfully. The result is an intergenerational cycle of poverty that amounts to a total annual, U.S. economic shortfall of $400-670 billion dollars. Those who do not escape the cycle run greater risks of future unemployment, substance abuse, life-threatening illness, obesity, unplanned pregnancy and incarceration. The cultural and financial health of our nation depends on the empowerment of this talented youth population through higher education. We must change our course today to achieve a brighter tomorrow. Come Strive with us.

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