PRLog - May 30, 2014 - NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- InGenius Prep, an admissions counseling company, is partnering with Teach For America (TFA) to help place low-income students into highly selective universities. The pilot program, set to launch this summer, will recruit teachers to identify and select 10-12 high school juniors from under-resourced neighborhoods to receive mentorship through the college application process.
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Without financial resources, familial college experience, and community expectations to earn a degree, low-income students are greatly disadvantaged. For years, TFA has been working to eliminate educational inequity and improve the lives of thousands of children by recruiting recent college graduates and professionals to teach. Inspired by their mission and eager to contribute, InGenius Prep’s President, Noah Greenfield, was quoted as saying, “We want to help even the playing field. We want to give these students our tools, guidance, and support, all of which they wouldn’t otherwise be able to access. We want to get them into their dream colleges.” In response to the newly formed partnership, TFA VP of Alumni Teacher Leadership, Shannon Wheatley, stated, “The goal is to give children in under-resourced communities the education they deserve, and that’s what both InGenius Prep and TFA are striving to achieve.”
The pilot program will pair students with former admissions officers and current graduate students from the top universities in the world as part of InGenius Prep’s financial aid program. As a team, they will work on every aspect of the college application process, from every essay to every letter of recommendation to every interview. By helping these students achieve their academic goals and potential, InGenius Prep’s CEO, Joel Butterly, seeks to “empower” these students and to “change their lives for years to come.”
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Billed as “the smart way to get in,” InGenius Prep has over 50 years of admissions experience at the top undergraduate, medical, law, and business schools. Comprised of former admissions officers from the most competitive schools around the country and the top students from the best graduate and professional programs, they are the largest, most experienced group of admissions counselors from top schools in the world. InGenius Prep is the most recognized solution for students aiming to attend competitive undergraduate and graduate institutions, as it boasts a 97.5% success rate. InGenius Prep is a web-based company, allowing aspiring students to use its services from anywhere in the world at anytime. For more information, visit www.ingeniusprep.com.