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Feb 12th

College Possible year-end celebration

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tenzin and kalanteLast weekend, College Possible held its annual Year-End Graduation Celebration. Over 1,200 low-income students showed up to the Great Hall of the Coffman Memorial Union on the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities campus.

The program highlighted accomplishments from over 750 high school seniors who have earned admission to over 100 colleges and universities across the United States. These students worked with their AmeriCorps coach to complete over 320 hours of intensive curriculum over their 2 years in the program, ranging from ACT practice tests to campus visits, with a goal of earning admission to college, securing financial aid, and choosing a school that is the best fit.

Columbia Heights High School senior Kalante Logan said about the day, "I love everyone's presentation and performance, expressing how they did their sessions in College Possible. It's fun to see everyone come together and to see all of the students together in one room like this. When you're in session at your own school, you don't really realize how many students are a part of this program."

"I'm excited to meet new people and see the many other cultures that are in the world. I'm excited to meet new friends, explore new things, and stuff like that! My favorite part of College Possible is probably the work—because at first I didn't think I could do an ACT and stuff like that. But going to the sessions and meeting our coach who helps us get on top of our schoolwork, that was quite the blessing, " said Logan when asked about college.

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