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Ask About CCR Advising

Cost is the No. 1 reason why students from low-income households decide not to attend college. It’s also why many who make it through the door fail to graduate. But money isn’t the only barrier. COVID-19 accelerated simmering trends and spurred abrupt changes to the way we navigate college and career pathways. Much of the world moved seamlessly online, while many of our students limped along on borrowed devices, with little or no high-speed internet access at home.

College and Career Readiness Advisors are vital to guiding our most vulnerable students through that changing landscape. That’s why CFES Brilliant Pathways and our partner, the University of Vermont, will train and accredit 5,000 CCR advisors over the next year and a half.

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Who are CCR Advisors?

First-generation college students rely on numerous mentors on their pathways to college. In a recent survey we conducted, most cited teachers, coaches, community members and others as critical sounding boards.

Guidance counselors are rarely mentioned—because they’re frequently too overwhelmed to focus on students in a position to pursue a college degree.

That’s where you come in. A CCR Advisor can be anyone who is passionate about a student’s success. Our training and tools empower you to support our students as they address challenges such as admission requirements, financial aid applications, and ways of paying for college.

How Training Works

The week-long course starts with a live opening session, covering the importance of inspiring low-income students along the college path, and fostering a CCR culture at your school. Participants follow that up with five pre-recorded 45-minute lessons covering topics such as paying for college, avoiding excessive debt, and exploring various careers.

A one-hour live closing session brings it all together and helps participants meld what they’ve learned into a plan to help their students succeed. Newly minted CCR Advisors leave with case studies, planning tools and other resources, including two years of professional support from CFES.

The course, which counts as 10 hours of professional development training, costs $1,500 per person, with discounts for groups. But it’s free for CFES members.

Upcoming Trainings

December

7 - 14

December

Live Sessions on:
December 7, 4:00-5:00 PM (ET)
&
December 14, 4:00-5:00 PM (ET)

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January

20 - 27

January

Live Sessions on:
January 20, 4:00-5:00 PM (ET)
&
January 27, 4:00-5:00 PM (ET)

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February

10 - 17

February

Live Sessions on:
February 10, 2:00-3:00 PM (ET)
&
February 17, 2:00-3:00 PM (ET)

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March

17 - 24

March

Live Sessions on:
March 17, 2:00-3:00 PM (ET)
&
March 24, 2:00-3:00 PM (ET)

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April

21 - 28

April

Live Sessions on:
April 21, 2:00-3:00 PM (ET)
&
April 28, 2:00-3:00 PM (ET)

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May

19 - 26

May

Live Sessions on:
May 19, 2:00-3:00 PM (ET)
&
May 26, 2:00-3:00 PM (ET)

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June

7 - 14

June

Live Sessions on:
June 7, 2:00-3:00 PM (ET)
&
June 14, 2:00-3:00 PM (ET)

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