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.
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.