Investing in Minnesota’s Future
College Possible responds to this present moment by Expanding their tech-connected program.
College Possible Minnesota sets youth up with the opportunity to succeed.
For the last 20 years, College Possible has dedicated itself to helping low-income and first-generation students attend and graduate college. The COVID-19 pandemic has only made coaching more personal for the organization, which is using its tech-connected program to reach its students while physically distancing.
College Possible Minnesota’s Executive Director, Geoff Wilson, shares how they utilize best-fit enrollment to make sure students are at an institution where they can thrive. This means providing students with four key elements:
- Relentless support
- Community building/peer network
- Financial support
- Career readiness
“I think so much of the persistence and success lies in some of these early decisions,” he says. “So we really work to make sure that students have a wide spectrum of opportunities so they’re getting multiple (college) offers.”
According to Geoff, partnerships are the key to expanding student success. College Possible is working with career centers and community partners to make sure students are set up graduate and succeed after college.
To learn more about College Possible, watch their full interview above.
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