This past month, I drove down to White Plains, New York to give a presentation on “Beating the Admission Game” to the White Plains Football Association on behalf of College Coach. The association was formed to help football players learn more about deadlines, standardized tests, financial aid, and other admission basics with respect to selective colleges and universities. The association’s organizers determined that mentors who work with students and families are crucial in making sure everything gets done right in the application process. I was brought in not only to inform families about the college admission process but to energize students, their families, and mentors, as to higher education possibilities.
The warm welcome I received from the White Plains High School Head Football Coach, the school’s Guidance Counselor, and the families and students was exceptional. As testament to the event’s success, Kerri Haseman, senior manager of client relations at College Coach, received the following email from Jess Lorden, one of the organizers:
Kerri, thank you to College Coach and to Sally for supporting our student-athlete initiative. The sessions were a tremendous success. Between the two nights almost 150 parents and students participated in the program and heard information that was new to them. In particular, everyone was entranced as Sally took them through the Beating the Admissions Game presentation. The buzz about the program is exciting. I am confident we reached people we have not reached before. Further, in just two days more than 65 students have registered to participate in our mentoring program. We can’t thank you enough for supporting us in what we believe is a first-of-a-kind initiative. We hope to continue the partnership we’ve developed.