Posted on August 6, 2018
To provide continued support for the Bridge to College initiative which seeks to mitigate the issue of high school seniors not matriculating at college after having earlier accepted a college’s offer. New Visions alumni work with their high school alma mater as near-peer coaches for graduating 12th grade students, assisting students in completing a comprehensive checklist of matriculation tasks, such as housing and financial aid forms, class registrations, and placement exams. They guide students through the critical steps and decisions that college enrollment entails, and help raise their awareness of resources from which they can benefit. New Visions will provide ongoing training and support to coaches, and to the guidance counselors working with them, throughout the program. They will implement the program in 19 schools from their network of 79 district and charter schools, train 21 coaches, and reach 1,800 high school seniors.