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     Kalos Academy reveals the hidden curriculum of college success to students who are first-generation, low-income, or members of traditionally underrepresented groups.  We particularly aim to address the challenges associated with 'undermatched' students: those who might be enrolled at a school that's not optimally challenging, given their abilities and potential.  We help students first to stay engaged and thrive where they are; but also to envision a future in which they graduate at the top of their class, transfer to the school of their dreams, and/or enter an excellent graduate school.

     How do we do this?  With active near-peer mentoring -- provided virtually by students and recent graduates from top colleges around the country -- we help students to understand and navigate the tacit assumptions behind:

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Institutional Processes

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Classroom Instruction




Kalos has worked with dedicated college faculty to develop materials illustrating how professors expect students to analyze, argue, write, apply concepts, and think critically -- the sort of expectations that often are not stated explicitly.  In addition to helping their mentees tackle social and institutional challenges, our mentors use these materials to 'coach' them through the challenges they face in the classroom.  We encourage our students to pursue goals they set for themselves; whether their goals are simply graduating, or excelling in coursework, successfully transferring to a school better 'matched' to their abilities, or getting admitted to a stellar graduate program. Through a our near-peer mentoring program, Kalos students are exposed to programming that helps them navigate the transition to college classroom instruction, institutional processes, the internship and job search, and college social life.

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Meet The Team


Steven Kelts

Professor - Princeton

Bri Mirabile

Deloitte Consulting

Madeleine Munn

VP of Operations
Arabella Advisors

Tiffany Rhodes

VP of Mentorship 
Davis Polk & Wardwell

John Treon

VP of Partnerships
The Hill - Washington DC

Antonina Terekhova

VP of Students
Master Student -  NYU

Kathryn Goebel

VP of Finance
Bank of America
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Jorge Herrera

VP of Learning & Development
Deloitte Consulting

Interested in Supporting Us?

Your donations aid our organization in continuing the enhancement of our curriculum, creating experiential learning opportunities and investing in the growth of our community. Thank you for your generosity and commitment to advancing the development of the Kalos Community 

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