"The real power behind this program is its 'near-peer' model, which connects high schoolers directly with already-successful role models embedded at the nation's top universities—mentors who have recently navigated the road from high school to college acceptance themselves and can impart valuable information in a completely relatable way," explained CollegeVine co-founder Zack Perkins.
CollegeVine's mentorship program carefully pairs each student 1-1 with a mentor from a top college, who works personally with the student for an entire year. The program's main components include three phases: Exploring, Structuring, and Achieving. Through each phase, students develop their own passions, prepare fantastic profiles for colleges, and grow as individuals and leaders. Each year ends with the culmination of a final project, which challenges students to explore a particular area of passion to make a substantial impact on their surrounding community.
CollegeVine's mentors collectively represent 20+ different majors, substantial extracurricular experiences, and far-ranging success. Each is handpicked to challenge and inspire the company's student clientele while playing that pivotal role of the first real mentor in a student's life.
"Currently in the U.S., each public school guidance counselor works with an average of 472 students. Our program is aimed at leveling the playing field for those students, who simply don't have the same advantages as their private school peers," Perkins added. "We are incredibly pleased at the opportunity to introduce our new company name and this important new product line as part of a larger expansion of our mission."
Founded as Admissions Hero in 2013, CollegeVine provides student mentorship with the mission of fundamentally changing the life trajectories of its clients for the better. The company features a network of advisors at the nation's top universities—their experience representing more than 20 different majors, substantial extracurricular activities and far-ranging success. CollegeVine services include one-on-one mentoring, college applications guidance, college essay assistance, tutoring, and test prep. For more information, visit www.collegevine.com.
Kristien Brada-Thompson, Priority PR
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