Heads turned the first time teachers at Diehl Elementary heard sixth grader RJ, or Richard as he’s also known, tell another student to “be good.” After all, until he became a CFES peer mentor, RJ himself had a well-documented history of behavioral and academic issues at his Erie school. “I used to get in trouble and have poo ...more
“Growing up, college was never talked about in our house. My parents never went to college, so I think that was partly the reason,” said 17-year-old Brandon Fallon, a junior at Edmeston Central School in Edmeston, NY, 70 miles west of Albany.
Before Brandon joined College For Every Student (CFES), he was barely passing his classes, with a GPA in ...more
Freshman year can be a struggle for many high school students, and it certainly was for Jay Almodovar, who attends New Britain High School in Connecticut. Jay missed a lot of school due to absences and had trouble keeping up academically. In some of his classes, his number of absences was actually higher than his grade. For many students, a diffic ...more
Students from a Harlem, NY, elementary school had the chance to experience Hawaii without ever leaving their classrooms. On November 7th, educators from Hawaii visited PS 197 to share the history, culture, diet, natural environment, and language of the islands.
“Originally, the cultural exchange was to include a SKYPE session between our students ...more
Most of us have fantasized about what it would be like to switch lives with someone else, even if just for a day. And twelfth grade CFES Scholar Zammaron Power is no different. He often thinks about what it would be like to have his mentor Joe Perry’s job at Western & Southern Financial Group in Cincinnati, if Joe would take his place as a sen ...more
Community mentors, educators, and students gathered at Berea College on January 28 to reflect on the mentoring program that began this past fall at Berea Community and Madison County middle schools. The mentoring program is a collaboration between Berea College’s GEAR UP partnership and the national organization College For Every Student (CFES).
“It’s never too early to expose students to different careers,” said Elbert-Palmer Elementary School Guidance Counselor Kelly Green, as she looked out across a sea of inquisitive, young faces.
Last month Elbert-Palmer Elementary School hosted a Career Fair for 100 of their students through their College For Every Student (CFES) program.
“As a CFES ...more