My parents didn't go to college. If I hadn't had a strong group of counselors and mentors, I wouldn't have ended up at Duke. They expected more from me. When they expected more from me, I expected more from myself. I knew I wanted to be that for somebody else in the future.David Sakyi, Adviser Alumnus
Duke University, 2012-2014
Why College Advising Corps?
Because for countless of bright and capable high school students, opportunity doesn't knock.
By 2025, two-thirds of all jobs in the United States will require some education beyond 12th grade.
Our nation needs the talents, energies, and dreams of every young mind possible. Yet extraordinary numbers of qualified students from low-income communities are not realizing higher education opportunities. We give students a personal role model, champion, and resource who understands what they are up against, and is available every day to help them.Read More
There’s a lot of work to be done, and if you are passionate enough to help others in a way you were once helped, or in a way you wish you had been helped, then I recommend serving as a College Advising Corps adviser.Alexis Maxie, Adviser Alumna
True North Award Recipient University of Texas at Austin, 2019-2021
This was my first time attempting anything this big. I knew there was a slight chance I could do this, but Miss Buccino reassured me. 'You can go that far,' she told me. I took that confidence with me into every Posse interview.Joseph Baah, Student
Posse Scholarship Recipient DePauw University, Class of 2025
Our near-peer advisers are placed in under-resourced high schools across the country. They serve full-time, available to all students every day. Advisers tailor opportunities to meet a student’s vision and goal—whether that means enrolling in a degree or credential program.Read More
We foster inclusion and ignite a higher education culture in schools. Students see themselves in their advisers, which builds incredibly supportive, powerful connections.
more likely to apply to a college or university
more likely to be accepted to a college or university
more likely to apply for a scholarship