Better Content, Creative and Connected.
“College Summit is one of the most amazing experiences of my life. It gave me a lot of self-confidence. It got me excited for college and helping my fellow classmates know that they can go to college and pay for it is a really gratifying experience.” Nick Alexander, Valley High School
College Summit is still looking for writing coaches to help students prepare a personal statement that they will use for college entrance or scholarship applications during their senior year. YOU can help! It’s simple, rewarding, and free.
The only requirements to be a writing coach are to 1) be a supportive mentor and 2) be a college graduate. Upcoming summer workshops provide rising seniors from 12 West Virginia counties with the opportunity to learn the college application process and how to overcome any obstacles to continuing their education beyond high school. Students leave the workshop with a plan for their senior year and resources to help them achieve their goals.
Workshops are a one-weekend commitment for volunteers, and food and overnight accommodations are provided. (There is also no charge to the students.)
College Summit provides all of the training needed to be a writing coach on Thursday evening of the workshop, and writing coaches begin working with students on Friday morning.
2012 Summer Workshops
June 14-17 Marshall University
June 14-17 West Virginia Wesleyan
June 21-24 Marshall University
June 21-24 Fairmont State University
July 12-15 Marshall University
July 12-15 Fairmont State University
Sign up online at http://www.collegesummit.org/volunteer/volunteer-at-college-summit/sign-up-now or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is more information about this fantastic organization and how it helps high school students meet the challenge of pursuing their education beyond high school:
The College Summit workshop is a dynamic four-day college campus experience attended by rising seniors selected from our partner schools. The workshop helps students realize their college potential and understand the importance and impact of postsecondary education in today’s world. College Summit West Virginia currently serves more than 8,200 students in 27 high schools in 12 counties.
At the workshop, the students:
•Meet with professional College Coaches who identify students’ college options and select those that match them academically, financially, and socially.
•Attend sessions to explore their goals, obstacles and fears with the support of peers.
•Work with volunteer mentors to compose rich, impactful personal essays.
•Complete a web-based practice application.
•Receive guidance in navigating the financial aid process and searching for scholarships.