WASHINGTON, DC - College Summit, a national nonprofit organization that partners with schools and districts to strengthen college-going culture and increase college enrollment rates, so that all students graduate career and college-ready, launched their new volunteer management system today. This marks the third year of College Summit's affiliation with Samaritan Technologies of Salt Lake City, UT.
For the next few months College Summit will recruit volunteers to staff workshops being held around the country during the summer months. At these workshops, students between their junior and senior years of high school, will receive mentoring from volunteers and College Summit staff in all aspects of college preparation. College Summit builds the capacity of schools to dramatically increase college-going school- and district- wide. Trained student influencers build college-going culture, while teachers and counselors use a managed curriculum and technology tools to help all students create postsecondary plans and apply to college. Data and accountability tools equip school leaders to manage improved student outcomes. The result? All students see high school graduation as a launching pad to successful futures.
Within the first 3 hours of launch, the newly-designed volunteer recruitment system received 106 volunteer applications, representing 10% of the volunteers needed to staff all of College Summit's workshops around the country. College Summit's National Volunteer Engagement Manager Karla Monterroso said: "Thanks to the work that was done, within the first three hours of our launch we had 106 volunteers fill out a profile and request a workshop. This is about 10% of the volunteers we will need for the entire summer and it's only been 3 hours! That shift in demand would not have been possible without the work our two organizations have done together for the last three years. It definitely was not the place we were in when we first started our partnership. Thank you so much for your efforts, they will help more deserving students get access to the tools they need to go to college."
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