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Causes: Education, Scholarships, Scholarships & Student Financial Aid

Mission: Students for Students strives to build a bridge connecting the university community with local, under-resourced high schools in order to expand educational opportunities and build mutual understanding.

Results: -In the past two years, we have awarded two college scholarships totaling $5,000. The students are currently attending Tennessee State University and the University of Memphis -We have worked with over 30 students in numerous workshops to help them develop their resumes, college applications, and college essays. -We have provided one-on-one mentoring for over 5 students in the past year, helping them identify the career goals and acting as one source of support -We have recently initiated college application fee vouchers, which have so far been utilized by one student

Target demographics: High-poverty high school students in Nashville, TN

Direct beneficiaries per year: 20

Geographic areas served: Middle Tennessee

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

VSS is a great organization. It is doing good things for less fortunate students. The organization has admirable goals and has a plan to achieve those goals.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

At Pearl-Cohn High School a large number of our students have family backgrounds with little to no college education. Therefore, the students are in need of college/career exploration, preparation, and application. Vanderbilt Students for Students has been this kind of tremendous resource at Pearl-Cohn since the fall of 2006. Members of Students for Students come to Pearl-Cohn and provide the students one-on-one tutoring, ACT prep, college application guidance, and the opportunity to interact with role models close to their own age. I applaud the Vanderbilt Students for Students organization for being a real-life example of the value of serving your community by giving a hand-up as they give a hand-out!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Vanderbilt Students for Students is the best program a high school student could ever wish for. The program is to designed to help one Pearl- Cohn high school student successfully attend and graduate from college. VSS assists the student academically and financially. I Aqueelah Stashon Ellzey was the scholarship recipient for the year of 2008. The members of Vanderbilt Students for Students are so dedicated and supportive to all Pearl- chon Students. They are hand zone people and very active in their duties. Without Vanderbilt Students for Students, I will not be able to attend college. Rob the president of VSS as well as others have encouraged me to believe in myself without the Vss program I will be terribly confused and lost. I appreciate all of their effort and support they have established towards their program.