GCAC Advisers (2017-18) 

Our Mission

The Georgia College Advising Corps works in underserved high schools throughout Georgia to increase the number of low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students who attend and complete higher education. We help students find their way to college by placing well-trained, recent college graduates in high schools to work one-on-one with students as they navigate the complex college admissions process, including researching college options, completing applications, and applying for financial aid.

The Need

The Georgia College Advising Corps meets a critical need. Although postsecondary education is essential to economic security, many students do not have the support needed to chart a path to success after graduation. This is especially true in Georgia’s high schools, where the average student-to-counselor ratio is 490:1. College enrollment can be even more challenging for our highest need students, who often do not have access to the resources and guidance necessary to enroll in college and secure financial aid. 

Our Impact

GCAC advisers transform lives and communities by leading students to college.

Seniors who met with a GCAC college adviser during the 2016-2017 school year were:

                     ·    25% more likely to visit a college or university

                    ·    22% more likely to submit the FAFSA

                     ·    28% more likely to apply to college

                    ·    21% more likely to be accepted to a college

 
 

Impact the lives of Georgia's Students

 

 

 

Contact our team

Yarbrah Peeples, Program Director  

Jessica Robinson, Program Coordinator

Charles Sanchez, Graduate Assistant

 

Our Sponsors:

We are grateful for the generous contributions of our supporters. In 2017, their donations allowed us to place 20 college advisers in 15 high schools throughout Georgia.