Iván Medina, BBA ’10, leverages his marketing background and personal experience to build a “college going culture” in low-income, high-need communities. Read More
Coming into the program, Allison Najera, who barely interacted with her own guidance counselor in high school admits, “I didn’t realize how much counselors have to do, and they have so much to do.” “Allison is taking up that gap,” says Allison’s principal at Jefferson High School, referring to the process of getting college and financial aid applications in order, which so often falls by the wayside. Read More
About Advise TX
All across Texas, a growing number of high school students lack adequate access to information about going to college. Many of them don’t believe they can succeed in college or have never considered college a possibility. Without exposure, information, and encouragement, many students never pursue college at all.
Advise TX is bridging this gap. We place exceptional recent college graduates from all fields of study on high school campuses as near-peer college advisers to lead low-income and first-generation students to college.