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Phone: 847-471-2300
VU Station B #1584
2301 Vanderbilt Place

Nashville
Tennessee 37235
USA
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Target demographics: High-poverty high school students in Nashville, TN

Direct beneficiaries per year: 20

Geographic areas served: Middle Tennessee

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

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12/24/08
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... more »
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... more »
12/03/08
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 ... more »
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