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Thurgood Marshall Academy Launches its College Counseling Institute

With the support of the Office of the State Superintendent of Education’s SOAR Act Initiative, Thurgood Marshall Academy launched its College Counseling Institute this morning, joined by peers from the District of Columbia Public Schools, Paul PCS, Two Rivers PCS, Maya Angelou PCS, IDEA PCS, YouthBuild PCS, BASIS DC PCS, Cesar Chavez PCS, Washington Latin PCS, and National Collegiate PCS.

The College Counseling Institute strives to share Thurgood Marshall Academy’s experiences and recommendations for best practices in college counseling and alumni support with local public and public charter schools, improving graduation, college acceptance, and college retention rates for youth throughout DC. The Institute is a year-long program designed to share best practices from Thurgood Marshall Academy and participating schools in areas such as creating a college going culture, managing and improving the college application process, maximizing standardized testing for college success, demystifying the financial aid process, and alumni support.

If you were unable to join us for today’s session, please visit us on Twitter to follow the discussion, or catch up in our Storify of today’s meeting below.

For more information, please contact Sanjay Mitchell, Director of College & Alumni Programs at 202-563-6862 × 193.