Our Faculty and Mentors Will Work With You for Free to
Achieve Your College Dreams!
Faculty and Students around the country have volunteered to lead you towards your college dreams!
We are offering college-bound high school graduates a replacement curriculum for the '20-'21 academic year so that they are ready to return to an academic track post-COVID. There's no cost!
Using a team tutoring approach, our faculty will help you keep your academic skills sharp, and peer mentors will give you advice about getting into and succeeding in college.
We work with you personally to understand your goals and encourage you to achieve them.
Our mission is to bridge the gap to college entrance for first gen students.
Coronavirus shutdowns, along with the school closures and job losses that come with them, could create a cohort of first-gen and low-income students unable to pursue their college dreams this fall. We can help keep them on track, and support them as they achieve their goals!
For Peer Mentors
Your work could be indispensable to the success of an aspiring college student. Help them travel the trail you've blazed!
Only experienced students know what other students need to succeed. Imagine if you could have known ahead how to make a schedule and register for classes, to get the help you needed, or to find internships.
Volunteer to help teach, and also to share your knowledge about the college experience.
In the spring of 2020, the faculty of Kalos Academy mobilized to address the challenges for First Gen, Low-Income and underrepresented students caused by the coronavirus college shutdowns. Inspired by the urgent needs expressed in this article, we felt compelled to address the following problems:
1) College Enrollment Retention. Job losses will impact so many workers, and many students from low income families may not be able to enroll in the fall as they had planned if their parents are financially strapped. So many other students will find new barriers to their persistence. While many inspiring organizations exist to get FGLI students to the doorstep of college, more will be needed now that entry through that door is being delayed.
2) COVID Learning Loss; College Skills Acquisition. High schools have been shut down in the spring. Universities are going online in the fall. And some FGLI students may not be able to enroll at all. Any organization that mentors these now-unschooled students during this crisis should work with students to retain the academic skills they've already learned, and develop college-level analytical skills that will give them a leg up once they enroll.
3) Soft Skills Acquisition. Research shows that first gen students often lack the tacit knowledge that the children of college grads already have: things like the meaning of a "major," how to register for the right classes, how to deal with the inevitable setbacks, and so on. By incorporating a team-tutoring approach, with current students to act as mentors, we hope to be able to narrow this soft skills gap.