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College Success Program

Peak Ed scholars Bernadette and Joselyne reunite and succeed at Berea College this fall. 


Peak Ed scholar Brandon is thriving at Case Western Reserve University this fall. 

Dear Peak Ed  High School Grads:


You are still an important part of Peak Education. While we have always kept in touch informally with our students in college, in 2021 we launched our official “College Success Program” (CSP) with a first-year cohort of about a dozen students. 

Based on input from previous Peak Ed grads and others like them nationwide, we know that many of our students face significant academic, financial, and social challenges as they enter college, and those who have strong support networks are more likely to persevere and complete their programs. We want to be part of that support network for you, to walk with you now so that we can see you walk across that stage to get your degree.

Ms. Rainey has helped you get to this point and is now passing the baton to Anne Taylor, who coordinates the College Success Program. We have collected some resources for you that will help you as you prepare and transition to college in August or September. We encouage you to check them out, but most importantly to GET ENGAGED with people and organizations on your new campus early and often! Student engagement is a key predictor of successful completion of college.

This page will serve as a home base for the program. Please check back often and contact us if you have any questions.

You got this! 

Ms. Jasmine Rainey and Mr. Francis Roberson

Graduation Hat Throw

Includes monthly updates and upcoming events

Francis Roberson

Associate Director-

High School Programs & College Success



College Success Program Features:

First-year college students:

  • Regular communication (individual phone calls and texts to check in; monthly messages focused on timely topics)  

  • College Hangouts on Zoom and/or in person with your fellow Peak Ed cohorts once or twice a semester to check in, compare experiences, and share advice. 

  • Reminders of important dates requirements (FAFSA, SAP, etc))

  •  Access to special internship/job opportunities) 

  • Informational resources on topics that many students encounter 

  • Financial support: Moniker Fund; possible summer paid internships 

  • Anytime support, and even some nice surprises along the way! 

Continuing support after first year: 

  • Semester Check-ins

  • Back from College Night in January with all cohorts in college.

  • Access to special internship opportunities.

  • Anytime support as needed.

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