Higher Achievement



For many, earning a college education seems out of reach. Impact high school students by helping them achieve their dreams of getting into college. You’ll also be able to help college students overcome obstacles on their path to earning their degree.

Why High School Students Need Your Support

  • Mentors can help guide students through all four years of college to help prepare them for the admissions process

  • If students are the first in their family to apply for college, you can help guide them through this new process

  • Helping students practice for interviews can boost their confidence

  • Reviewing essays and resumes can help students improve them, improving their chance for admission

Why College Students Need Your Support

  • Many students are far from home and their support systems

  • Balancing school, jobs, and a social life can be a challenge to their academic success

  • You can help provide advice and be a local friend


  • Spark Actions’ First To Finish College campaign for first generation college students, offers a wealth of resources for students, parents and educators to help address the unique needs of first generation college students http://sparkaction.org/taxonomy/term/8108
  • College Forward offers free college coaching for motivated students who want to get into and graduate from college. Includes resources for parents and educators, as well as opportunities to become a coach or mentor. http://collegeforward.org/
  • Strive for College matches high school students with college student mentors. Find a local chapter or volunteer online. http://striveforcollege.org/
  • Let’s Get Ready provides free SAT prep for low-income high school students, by pairing them with college student mentors in 7 states on the east coast. http://www.letsgetready.org/
  • If you have a resource you would like Topplers to share, please contact us at info@topplers.org