Virginia Advising Corps Adviser (VCAC) offers advising through a "near-peer" mentoring model, that allows advisers closer in age to work with high school students. As advisors, we work to increase the college opportunity to low-income students. We train for college processes such as: Admissions, Financial Aid, Match and Fit in selecting post-secondary institutions, the school counseling profession, historic barriers in educational attainment, counseling and communication skills, a state-wide view of other access programs, and many more. As an advisor, we also open our doors to students who wish to enter the career force or military post-graduation as well.
"It is my passion to serve communities that not only reflect myself, but to create a more accessible post-secondary journey for all students."