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College and Career

The CAS Student Success Center at Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School creates a welcoming atmosphere for students to access a network of support and resources for their college exploration process.  Using a comprehensive approach, students receive consistent exposure to higher educational institutions and hands-on coaching support to help them prepare for the college admissions process, and the realities of college life.

Through the SSC students can receive the following:
  • College Exploration
  • EXCEL College Prep Program and EXCEL Academy at NYU
  • 1-on-1 College Advising
  • Scholarship information and financial aid support
  • Job preparation and Career Exploration
    • Resume writing workshops
    • Mock interviews
    • Career Inventory
    • Job Shadowing and Internships
  • Tutoring and academic support
  • Social-emotional and life skills building
  • SAT Prep – Math, Critical Reading
  • Youth Leadership Development
    • Student Government, Peer Education (Hope Leadership) and Youth Leaders

The SSC provides drop-in support and services to entire school community
  • The Center is open and staffed, 9am – 5pm Monday – Friday
  • Referrals to the SSC come throughout the day from teachers and school staff

Students on a trip to Fairfield University