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  

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!

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

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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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2008-12-01

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