This year, for the first time ever, the school is planning to take eligible Juniors on a week-long college visit/civil rights tour. The Atlanta Mission Trip is designed to introduce scholars to competitive colleges during their junior year, visiting campuses such as Morehouse, Spelman, Emory, Clark-Atlanta, Georgia State, Georgia Tech, and nearby schools such as Auburn, Tuskegee, and the University of Georgia. Scholars will also engage in a historical exploration to understand the role of the civil rights movement on American public policy, visiting the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, for example.
Please help us make this visit a reality for our scholars. You can donate here.
- Sponsor - A contribution of $950 will sponsor a scholar to attend.
- Benefactor - $500 will offset the costs of accommodations and access to museums and other civil rights venues
- Dream-Maker - $250 will help cover meals for the week-long visit
- Friend - $100 will help defray the costs of bus transportation to provide college visits
- Supporter - $25 will help cover miscellaneous expenses on the trip, allowing scholars to just enjoy and learn from the experience
Hear from one of our high school seniors, Kierra James, about her journey to pursue her dream college:
|What does it take to reach one’s dream?||Does hard work really pay off?||Making It to Graduation|
“I feel as though they see a bright future in us, so they want us to start early. They will make the path for us and they just want us to follow it.”
-- Kierra James, Cesar Chavez PCS Parkside High School, 12th grade
|When asked about her college counseling experience, Kierra exclaimed, “I love Ms. Savage! She will make sure that you are on top of things… She wants everybody to be able to go to college and not be in debt when they graduate.”||
“With the type of teachers we have here, teachers are willing to take you under their wings even after you graduate.’”
-- Alexys Hewlett, recent grad of Cesar Chavez PCS and sophomore in college