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.