Wesley, a senior at Evangel Christian High School and resident of Ravenswood Houses, enrolled in Urban Upbound’s College Access Program in September of 2012. He attended Urban Upbound’s SAT Prep classes on Saturdays and as a result improved his SAT score by 330 points!
Wesley also enrolled in Urban Upbound’s Strive for College program, where he was paired with a college student mentor who supported him throughout his junior and senior years. Wesley worked with his mentor in completing college applications and in navigating the financial aid application process. Wesley was accepted by several schools and ultimately chose to attend Butler University in Indiana. He will begin college in the fall of 2014 and will study journalism and music. Wesley received $24,900 in scholarships and grants from Butler University, making his dream of attending college a reality!
In reflecting on his last two years as a member of Urban Upbound’s College Access programs, Wesley commented, “Being in College Access was really a good experience. It definitely kept me on track with what to do, which I know I couldn’t have done on my own.” There is no doubt Wesley will continue to excel in college and in his career.