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College Confident

College Confident is an innovative youth-led college access program servicing public high schools.


Founded: 2012
Employees: 10
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College Confident's goal is to increase application and matriculation rates for partnering under-served public high schools and to foster confidence and leadership skills in first generation college going students. Our professionally trained young people use youth leadership to service their schools, peers and community families through the college process, increasing literacy and college attendance rates across the five boroughs of New York City



Emilia Wiles

Emilia has founded several youth development and educational organizations across New York City, which have all served to encourage youth community empowerment and action via college access servicing over 10,000 youth. Emilia has consulted with several local and international institutions to integrate innovative teaching and learning tools into their curriculum and public programs for greater college access in their communities.


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