In February 2016, juniors and seniors from all of The Possibility Project’s programs, many of whom had never visited a college campus, visited Siena College in Albany, NY. During the visit, our youth received a guided tour of the campus and had the opportunity to speak with current Siena students—including Laniqua Mack, a TPP Foster Care Program alum—and have a Q&A session with an admissions counselor.
The visit was part of The Possibility Project’s partnership with Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA)—a professional association for educational consultants who assist students and families with educational planning. Through this partnership, IECA consultants provide one-on-one college counseling to our 11th graders—including finding the right college “fit,” essay and application review, and financial aid guidance. This year’s cohort of 14 rising seniors will work with their consultants from early July through March.