College Advising Corps to Take Part in White House Beating the Odds Summit

College Advising Corps is going back to the White House!

As part of her Reach Higher initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama will welcome more than 130 college-bound students from across the country to participate in the 2015 Beating the Odds Summit. The event will focus on sharing tools and strategies students can use to successfully transition to college and the resources they will need to persist and complete the next level of their education.

Three students who received support from College Advising Corps advisers will be in attendance. Two 2015 graduates from Eximius College Prep, a partner high school of the New York University (NYU) College Advising Corps, will be in attendance. The school is located in the South Bronx and primarily comprised of students from low-income backgrounds.  Nevertheless, 99% of students from this past year’s graduating class are heading off to college this year.

Moreover, an Ithaca High School student served by College Advising Corps’ eAdvisory initiative, headed to George Washington University this fall, will attend.

Also, Veniese Bradley-Mitchell, College Advising Corps Training and Curriculum Manager, will lead one of the workshops. Her session will focus on how students can best understand the increased relational responsibilities and consequences that are associated with newfound independence.

Finally, Aileen Moner, NYU College Advising Corps Program Director, will attend, as well.

You can watch the live stream on Thursday, July 23 beginning at 11:00 am EST. More information is at the following link.

Watch the live stream of the event and follow it on Twitter via #ReachHigher. You can also check out the following handles for updates:

·         Twitter: @FLOTUS, @ReachHigher, @AdvisingCorps

·         Instagram: @MichelleObama, @ReachHigher2020