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The Get to College Project

We provide deserving FGLI (first generation & low income) high school students with private college counselors, with the aim of maximizing their chances of attending a 4-year college. Funds donated will cover the counseling fees for our students.


Our names are Praharsha and Teddy, and we are 11th grade students at Avenues: The World School. Together, we founded The Get to College Project. We originally became aware of the importance of college admissions support while going through the college process ourselves. Delving into the college process at a New York City private school, it became immediately apparent that we were at an extreme advantage. We have the help of accomplished guidance counselors and a massive support network of peers and adults around us. It made us realize that less fortunate students, even if they are high achieving, have a much bigger hill to climb when it comes to college admissions.

When further researching the issue, we found that not only were our advantages very real, but learned more about the crucial role higher education can play in breaking generational poverty and increasing quality of life. As a result, we decided to step in and try to do our part in making the college process more equitable and approachable for underserved and first generation high school students.

Our premise is simple: we connect deserving first generation low-income high school students with private college counselors, with the aim of maximizing their chances to attend a 4-year college or university. Our organization is entirely funded by donors, who make a one time donation of $3000, which covers all counseling fees for one student. This donation is directly sent to our counselors as compensation.


Transparent and open finances.

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Today’s balance

$11,526.05 USD

Total raised

$14,527.22 USD

Total disbursed

$3,001.17 USD

Estimated annual budget

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Let’s get the ball rolling!

News from The Get to College Project

Updates on our activities and progress.

Get to College 2022 Update

The Get to College Project has had a great year so far in 2022! As we have previously mentioned we were able to raise $15,000 dollars to sponsor 5 students in our program. In addition we have networked 4 college counselors who have agreed t...
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Published on December 20, 2022 by Praharsha Gurram

So Far In 2022!

So far, we have raised $15,000 in funding, which will allow us to supply college counseling to 5 students. Thanks so much to the contributors for this massive initial success! We have talked to multiple college counselors w...
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Published on June 13, 2022 by Teddy Greensfelder