Admission Possible--What a Great Idea!

<p>After reading the article posted by idad <a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;) that follows college hopefuls, I'm intrigued by the program called Admission Possible.
Here' a quote from their website: "Admission Possible is a nonprofit organization founded in September of 2000 and dedicated to helping promising, low-income students obtain admission to college. We serve nearly 1,000 students in 13 public high schools and charter schools in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Robbinsdale. " I'm curious if anyone here is familiar with this program or others like it. I'm thinking that as complicated as the college process has become and as busy as the typical public school GC has become, this is a great way to help some very deserving students who have, against all odds, worked very hard to succeed! Pro Bono work for college admissions experts!! What a great idea! Any other thoughts?</p>

<p>I have thought about it quite a bit. Haven't done anything yet. Although I have learned a lot on this website and also through going through the process with 2 sons, I don't personally feel competent to act as a guidance counselor, but I am thinking about what I can do to help.</p>

Are you aware other programs that offer assistance to low-income students with the college admissions process? Just curious.</p>

<p>The National College Access Network (NCAN) lists many other such efforts, and many have had excellent results (<a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;) NorthstarMom and I are on the volunteer list of one such program, College Summit. <a href=""&gt;;/a> But, you don't have to be part of a formal program to get involved and help kids who, unlike most of our kids, don't have the same level of support at home. Volunteer at a local high school, volunteer to be a mentor to one of your kids' friends who doesn't have much support, get your church to "adopt" disadvantaged kids and help them through the application process, keep your eyes out here and on other discussion forums for kids who need help, etc. It's not an effort that earns a lot of glory (which is why most independent counselors don't get involved), but it is one that can help change someone's future, and very, very satisfying.</p>