To find cost-effective ways to introduce students to colleges and colleges to students.
Students, academically qualified to attend a 4-year college need assistance in both finding and attracting college opportunities. Students, beginning in middle school, need greater exposure and contact with a larger number of excellent colleges so that they don't limit their applications to the same 10 colleges everyone pursues.
We have delivered 18 onsite workshops at 9 S.F. Bay area high schools, preparing college-bound sophomores and juniors for our first online college fair.
We are teaching Internet strategies for identifying both California private schools and out-of-state colleges that offer financial assistance to incoming freshman. Our first online college fair is scheduled for April 1st & 2nd. We have established a website: www.greencollegetour.com and a chat service for facilitating student/admission meetings.
Our first 400 high school student participants attend AVID, a college prep elective. To learn more about AVID: http://www.avidonline.org/
- Help attracting colleges to host booths at our April fair: $400 per booth.
- Volunteers for preparing high school classes.
- Parents and teachers requesting our services at their northern California High schools.
- A grant writer to generate funds for expanding our services.
- Additional website technical and customer service assistance for each fair.
- A lawyer who can assist us in applying for a 501c3
1. With competition increasing, students must learn how to use online resources to improve their chances of getting into college.
2. Strategic use of Internet tools will help students attract college opportunities and scholarships.
3. First generation college students with limited resource will benefit most from online contact with colleges.
4. Colleges that attend our online fairs will cost-effectively identify freshman candidates