Six Easy Ways to Earn MVP on Turkey Day

Six Easy Ways to Earn MVP on Turkey Day Bartley Sides, Associate Director of College Counseling, Christ Church Episcopal School (SC) In a few days, roughly 46 million turkeys will be consumed when our country pauses for a day of thanks with family and friends. However, one thing will certainly not pause this Thursday: the nagging […]

Serving the Underserved in Puerto Rico

Serving the Underserved in Puerto Rico Dr. Maria Rosa Bruno, University High School – University of Puerto Rico by Celeste Suris-Rosselli, Baldwin School of Puerto Rico It has long been acknowledged the inequity that exists in the public school system, a fact that could not be more true of the public school system in Puerto […]

The Facts and Feelings of Choosing Your College or University: Tips

The Facts and Feelings of Choosing Your College or University: Tips Bryan Rutledge, Director of College Counseling, Woodward Academy, College Park, GA If you are a counselor trying to help students make college decisions this spring (or summer), we hope you will find these tips helpful to share with students! The waiting is finally over, […]

Community Based Organization Spotlight: The Peer Power Foundation (TN)

Community Based Organization Spotlight: The Peer Power Foundation (TN) Sydney Olojo, Director of Storytelling, Peer Power Institute The Peer Power Foundation (Memphis, TN) is a nonprofit organization that recruits and trains high-performing college students to deliver high-dosage tutoring and mentorship in public schools. The organization launched in 2005 as a unique student-to-student tutoring concept at […]

School Counselors Reflect on SACAC Professional Development

School Counselors Reflect on SACAC Professional Development Amy Short, School Counselor at South Forsyth High School in Cumming, GA, and Meg Scheid, School Counselor at The Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, & Technology in Lawrenceville, GA, sum up what SACAC wants to provide for school counselors – resources and support for college access counseling: “My […]

Challenges, Triumphs, and Advice: School Counseling During a Pandemic

Challenges, Triumphs, and Advice: School Counseling During a Pandemic As we continue to make our way through National School Counseling Week, we wanted to bring to light some of our very own school counselor SACAC member voices! From student support and success to college and career counseling and everything in between, our high school counselors […]

A Glimpse Inside YES-Appalachia in North Carolina

A Glimpse Inside YES-Appalachia in North Carolina Rebecca Figueroa (she/her), Operations Manager, YES-Appalachia (NC) Tell us about your program and what you do:    YES-Appalachia is a community-based organization that identifies high-performing, low-income students from rural Appalachia. Our mission is to uphold and implement America’s promise of equal opportunity for equal talent in the Western North […]

Member Spotlight – Jahleese Hadley

Member Spotlight Jahleese Hadley, Director of College Access, GLOW Academy, Wilmington, NC Who/What first inspired you to work in education? Or What motivates you to wake up and go to work? I am a product of a small, all-girls college preparatory school in the heart of Spanish Harlem in New York City. I went to […]

You’ve Got a Friend in Me

You’ve Got a Friend in Me Shannon Grimsley (left), Outreach Program Director, Get2College/Woodward Hines Education Foundation Brandi Lyndall (right), Director of GEAR UP Outreach, Get2College/Woodward Hines Education Foundation When students across Mississippi were sent home from high schools and colleges due to COVID-19 in March 2020, our world, and theirs, changed. Get2College responded professionally in […]

Supporting Transgender & Transitioning Students in the College Application Process

Supporting Transgender & Transitioning Students in the College Application Process Melissa Kotacka, MA NCC CT, Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment *Views and opinions expressed herein are the author’s own and not the institution’s This year marks my thirteenth year in the admissions profession, and thirteen years of working with and supporting LGBTQIA+ students through […]