College Planning Cohort Registration
College Planning Cohorts (TM) is a nationally recognized model, sponsored by the Foundation for Ensuring Access and Equity, and developed by Mychal Wynn, for engaging students in developing a comprehensive set of college and scholarship planning strategies through writing, research, and self-reflective activities. Students are engaged in an intense curriculum designed to match students to scholarships, increase college preparation, explore careers and college majors, inspire ownership of learning, setting goals, closing the college knowledge gap, and expanding college access. Students are guided through conversations with parents and mentors as part of the process of developing comprehensive scholarships and college admissions plans. The model was pioneered through the faith-based partnership with the Turner Chapel Education Ministry resulting in remarkable and nationally publicized outcomes—admission into highly selective college and universities, millions of dollars in scholarships and institutional aid, and near 100 percent high school graduation and college enrollment rates.
Cohorts are now operating in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas.
Following are links to:
- Student Profiles
- Christian Post Article
- Atlanta Journal Constitution Article
- Marietta Journal: Head of the Class
- Lake City High School's Gates Millennium Scholar
School district-sponsored College Planning Cohorts (TM) typically begin with a 3-5 day College Planning Boot Camp and a year-long engagement in college planning activities. Community-based cohorts typically begin on September 1 and operate for the academic calendar year. Individual students may register at any time for the national College Planning Cohort, guided by Mr. Wynn from September through May of each academic year. Cohort participation is currently available to students in grades 8 through 12. College Planning Boot Camps, during the summer of 2017, are being offered to students in Florence County School District 3 (SC), Judson ISD (TX), and Austin ISD (TX).
Faith- or community-based cohorts (e.g., Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Boys & Girls Clubs, fraternities, sororities, etc.) may register individual students in our national cohort. Groups of 5 or more students will be set up as faith- or community-based cohort and will participate in a online classroom assigned to the organization. The class will be taught by our staff and monitored by a representative of the faith- or community-based organization.