College Admissions Project

College Admissions Project (CAP) pairs YLC volunteers with under-served high school seniors to help them navigate the requirements necessary to successfully apply to college.

How it Works

Volunteer “Guides” meet with students regularly to help draft a college wish list, meet application deadlines, edit essays, tackle FAFSA, search for and apply for financial aid, etc. Guides receive a manual and training, as well as support meetings to help properly serve the student they are matched with.

Requirements to be a Guide

All Guides must:

  • Pass a national and local criminal background check.
  • Attend a Guide training.
  • Communicate and meet with students regularly.
  • Submit monthly Guide reports.
  • Commit to a full school year with their matched student.

Get Involved

Volunteer recruitment is from May–July with Guide-Student matches taking place in August. Volunteers should expect to meet with their student match at least once monthly thereafter throughout the school year.

Interested in being a Guide?

View Guide Application

If you want to volunteer, email the project leaders at cap@ylcnola.org




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