• Guided Pathway Support Program-Ron Brown Foundation

    Posted by Kambi Harris on 11/10/2017

    The Guided Pathway Support Program (GPS) helps African-American juniors and seniors navigate the path to top colleges by directing students to the most comprehensive and reliable resources available. GPS teaches students how to prepare for, apply to, pay for, persist in and graduate from college.

    Using our “high tech and high touch” approach, GPS narrows the college access gap using tele-mentoring through our exclusive GPS Workplace by Facebook community, direct interactions with admissions professionals and exposure to successful peer role models. GPS empowers high school juniors, seniors, their parents and their guidance counselors throughout the college application process.

    With GPS, the messengers complement the message. GPS students are mentored and guided by Ron Brown Scholars and Captains. As opposed to traditional mentoring programs, Ron Brown Scholars and Captains are similar in racial identity, age, income, and life experiences to meaningfully engage GPS students.  They have already successfully navigated college journeys from hardship into America’s top colleges and universities, graduate schools and corporations and are eager to guide others.

    For more information about the Guided Pathway Support Program (GPS), please contact Kiya Jones at (434) 964-1588 or by email at kjones@ronbrown.org.



    Interested applicants for the Guided Pathway Support Program are strongly encouraged to apply if you meet the following requirements:

    • Must be Black/African American.
    • Must be rising high school junior or senior.
    • Have a strong academic record.
    • Have demonstrated leadership and active involvement at school and/or in the community.
    • Please note that College GPS is not for current seniors who will be enrolling in college in the fall of 2016.
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