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Mid-Year Update

While high school students across the nation are submitting their college applications, the work here at CollegeFit is just getting started. On November 5th, we had our last mentor training of the semester, bringing the total number of trained mentors to a whopping twenty-six people. The mentors are absolutely wonderful and we’ve been getting some great feedback on their mentoring sessions. 



President Tara Nored trains a new cohort of mentors. After being trained, mentors will be paired with high-school students and begin working through the college application process.


CollegeFit also had their first Committee Preview Night on November 4th, where interested mentors heard about different committees through their respective board members. The committees to date are the Engagement Committee led by Management Chair Bailey Montgomery, the Outreach Committee led by Community Outreach Chair Tran Nguyen-Phuong, and the PR Committee led by Public Relations Chair Laura Tucker. Engagement focuses on voicing CollegeFit to the Tulane community, Outreach forms partnerships with local schools and other organizations, and PR manages all social media initiatives. 



During Committee Night, Mentors joined committees focused on Outreach, Engagement, or Public Relations


We are looking forward to getting input from mentors, as one of our primary goals is creating accountable avenues for mentors to share their voices with the board. One exciting event coming up is the Mentor Dinner, which will give mentors a chance to meet each other and bond as a group. Increasing campus presence is another goal of ours, and we’ve been making some great strides by speaking at Equity Thursdays, College Coffee, and TIDES classes.


We’re looking forward to expanding our outreach capabilities in New Orleans. We have partnered with ECCO, another non-profit dedicated to providing educational resources to hispanic students. Moving forward, we are hoping to partner with some local New Orleans high schools to do in-class presentations and provide promotional material to guidance counselors. 



CollegeFit partnered with ECCO to provide educational resources to hispanic youth at a local conference!


Some exciting ideas that are currently in the works include a CollegeFit podcast where high school students could hear from current undergraduates and receive college application tips. We are also working on a promotional video for CollegeFit to increase our online outreach.


CollegeFit is officially a 501(c)3 NonProfit Organization and any donations made to CollegeFit are now tax-deductible. CollegeFit was also officially recognized by Tulane University as a campus organization and we have achieved provisional status with Tulane Undergraduate Student Government. We are on track towards achieving active status in coming months. You can read about CollegeFit in an article published by the Tulane Hullabaloo, find us online at yourcollegefit.org, and keep up-to-date with everything happening at CollegeFit on our instagram @yourcollegefit. Thanks for reading our mid-year updates! Stay tuned for more. 

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