Tuesday, October 7th, Stanford Admissions Representative Yanice Davis came to talk to Breakthrough students about college applications. Students began by sharing their top college choices and majors, even some of our middle school students shared their higher education aspirations!

Mr. Davis gave advice on how to turn life’s hardships and challenges into powerful personal statements. He went on to mention that students should be spending time researching and applying to scholarships as well as filling out FAFSA. As many parents also were in attendance, Mr. Davis praised them for their commitment to their children’s education and advised them to continue their involvement in the college application process.

He also highlighted the importance of students having a support system, including family members and the Breakthrough program. The session ended with a Q&A, with both students and parents asking questions about SAT scores, acceptance rates, and scholarships. The presentation was inspiring and helpful for Breakthrough seniors, who are currently applying to college. Thank you, Yancie Davis, for taking the time to meet with our students and for sharing your personal and professional advice.


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