College MAP provides support to underserved students as they consider the dream of higher education. The program helps students navigate the application and financial aid process, provides access to resources, and exposes them to the benefits of higher education.
The College MAP curriculum includes monthly workshops, college visits, and tutoring tied to financial skills that will help students succeed in college and make the most of their financial futures in general. The program has a unique approach -- it matches small groups of EY professionals with groups of students, so all volunteers work in teams. This has several main benefits: multiple mentors can provide different perspectives for guidance to students, busy client-serving professionals are able to balance work and a long-term mentoring commitment, and the group of students becomes its own supportive academic community.
Another important element of the College MAP program is the strong mentoring relationships formed between the EY professionals who volunteer as mentors and the students who participate.
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