2022 Year-End-Review

Dr. Kerwin Scott, Co-Founder

Happy Anniversary Education Equalizers!

We are celebrating our first year by sharing the growth and opportunities at The Education Equalizer Foundation.

From our inaugural Common Black College Application summer college fair, our weekly “College Talk” radio show airing locally on FM 92.1 in Gainesville, FL, and nationally on powerstation92.com, our 100% virtual monthly college affordability and ACT/SAT prep sessions, and in-person College Prep 101 cohort, the work we have completed has educated scholars to help them prepare for and graduate from college.

Continue reading to learn more about how The Education Equalizer Foundation has made an impact during its first year in existence. Consider joining us as we help students who want to attend college, get to college, and graduate with the networks and resources needed to thrive.

Our Education Equalizer Scholars

The Education Equalizer Foundation College Prep 101 Inaugural Cohort

We began the summer with a grant from the Partnership for Reimagining Gainesville, Children’s Trust of Alachua County, and shared space from Project YouthBuild to host College Prep 101.

Our College Prep 101 mentees have received college admittance into some of their top-choice schools. The College Prep 101 program is an in-person mentorship program with opportunities to network with area professionals, college tours, college and financial aid application assistance, and much more!

Six out of nine of our scholars received acceptances to Bethune Cookman University, Edward Waters University, The University of Central Florida, Florida State University, Princeton University, Florida Atlantic University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Shaw University, Florida Memorial University, and Tougaloo College. More acceptances are coming soon. We will celebrate our scholars during the Million Dollar Scholar Brunch.

Auteria Smith (not pictured) was accepted to Bethune Cookman University.

CP 101 Success

by the Numbers

We are working with our CP 101 cohort to achieve 100% college admittance into their top choice schools.

100%

Applied to college and completed the FAFSA

67%

Represent a low-income household

6 of 9

Admitted into college during the first application round.

Common Black College Application Hybrid College Tour

Our inaugural Common Black College Application College Tour was a success. Representatives from Edward Waters University, Tennessee State University, and others were present to share information with dozens of scholars.

CBCA College Fair

Success by the Numbers

We hosted dozens of students and their families and shared information about over 60+ HBCUs

100%

Students who received a CBCA waiver to apply to over 65 colleges.

$1625

Cost to apply to over 65 colleges if no waiver was issued.

43

Number of students who planned to apply to a CBCA member school

Florida College Access Network

We attended the Florida College Access Network Conference and learned how to make an impact with local college access network organizations.

You became an Education Equalizer!

We grew our Education Equalizer volunteer team.

We onboarded new Board of Directors members, assigned volunteers to manage strategic goals, to oversee ACT/SAT prep, college preparation success, virtual engagement, and fundraising.

We are just getting started!

The Education Equalizer Foundation is a college preparedness and scholarship community-based organization. We empower middle through high schoolers with the tools they need to get ‘to and through’ college.

Our Vision

A future where any student who wants to go to college is not only able to go to college but is also equipped with the tools to graduate with a successful career and give back to the community they come from.

Our Mission

Remain committed to keeping the needs of students first in all that we do

Transform the lives of our scholars and their families

Inspire our scholars and embolden their self-determination and self-advocacy skills

Provide our scholars with the resources and networks they need to thrive and bring others along with them

Our Guiding Principles

Educate – Graduate – Motivate

Our Top Priorities – Local and National Presence

Priority #1

Provide in-person services to Alachua County middle through high school students by offering the tools they need to prepare for college.

Priority #2

Partner with local Alachua County non-profit organizations that continue the college-going culture.

Priority #3

Allow our scholars to receive the shadowing experiences necessary locally and nationwide to grow their network and assist them with choosing a career.

Priority #4

Provide digital services nationally to support college success during preparation and beyond.

Our Services

College Talk Radio on Power Station 92.1

The all-new Power Station 92.1 is home to the ‘College Talk’ radio show hosted by Dr. Carjie Scott, CEO, and Founder of The Education Equalizer Foundation. The show airs every Saturday from noon to 2p.

Education Equalizer College Preparedness Workshops

Middle-High School Scholars and their families are invited to attend events for college admissions and financial aid preparedness.

Education Equalizer Scholar College Prep 101

Apply for College Prep 101 to become an Education Equalizer Scholar and receive college preparation during your junior and senior high school years.

Giving

Here’s how to continue the work of The Education Equalizer Foundation.

$25 donation can pay the application fee of a student.

$50 donation can provide an hour of private 1:1 ACT/SAT tutoring.

$75 donation can provide three hours of 10:1 ACT/SAT tutoring.

$100 donation can sponsor travel, lodging, and a meal during a college tour.

$225 donation can provide 10 students with three hours of 1:1 ACT/SAT tutoring.

$250 donation can pay for one student to receive year-long college preparation.

$5000 donation can pay for an entire cohort of 20 students to receive year-long college preparation.

Share your support with your giving to The Education Equalizer Foundation during the holiday season. All donations made before December 31, 2022, are eligible for a 2022 tax write-off.

Save the Date!

View sponsorship opportunities here.

Join us as we celebrate the achievements of The Education Equalizer Foundation scholars! This inaugural event will honor the accomplishments of the students who have earned dozens of acceptances and millions of dollars in scholarships! It’s a day to witness the excellence of young adults as they begin their journey to college. We will also honor education leaders who have mentored our students along this journey.

Thank you to our partners and sponsors!

We are a 100% volunteer-led organization. We rely on community support to thrive.


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