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GCAC cited in Washington Post blog post

The work of IHE’s Georgia College Advising Corps in helping underserved students apply for college was noted in a recent entry on the Washington Post’s “Answer Sheet” blog.  Local education activist Bertis Downs penned an opinion piece, posted on Oct. 29, citing “good ideas” that are proving effective in Athens public schools – among them the placing, through GCAC, of a recent college graduate in Clarke Central High School to advise and assist students in preparing for college.    

Wrote Downs: “This program is a ‘near-peer’ model, where recent college graduates help many of our students do what they just did – become the first in their family to go to college. This program seeks to provide college access for students from less advantaged backgrounds, and this initiative starts in our schools well before the final year of high school.  The community and university are making efforts to expand this program to our other major high school so that all interested students will have this extra help in making post-secondary plans to reach their individual potential.”

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