Students for Students, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Education

Location: VU Station B #1584 2301 Vanderbilt Place Nashville TN 37235 USA

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

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Rating: 5 stars  

20 people found this review helpful

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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The gratitude of the high school students.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not change much. I think it is well run.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Helping the high school students.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very kind and truly wanted to help those who don't have the same resources that we have.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Give opportunities to many students who have both have the ability and desire to succeed but do not have the resources.

Ways to make it better...

More high school students had participated in the events.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Convincing the high school students to attend events and other functions that will help them.

One thing I'd also say is that...

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Vanderbilt University

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2008-12-01

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19 people found this review helpful

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!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Two of our Pearl-Cohn High School students have been recipients of a Vanderbilt Students for Students Scholarship and are doing well in college.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The VSS committment to assist our Pearl-Cohn students has been immeasurable!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

...change the whole process of how students are eduacted.

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I have nothing to add.

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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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Pearl-Cohn High School, the community, and in myself.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change anything about the organization.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I have a personal relationship with some of the members.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly, concerned, dedicated , hand zone and devoted.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

assist a lot of students who can not afford to attend college.

Ways to make it better...

My experience couldn't be better. I enjoy everything about VSS.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

finding others to put their all towards the program.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I love all the membes of Vss and I am happy to have each and everyone of them in my life.

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Vanderbilt

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-6-01

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