During the 2017-2018 enrollment year, CIS of Atlanta site coordinator, Quintin Avery helped 34 Forest Park High School students receive admittance to Clayton State University. Avery received acknowledgement for hosting college and career visits and being an active partner of Clayton State University in the education of Clayton County students.
Students were accepted into Clayton State University by attending college fairs and private visits at Forest Park High School during the 2017-2018 year. Students received one-on-one college counseling and were able to print out their high school transcripts and other paperwork needed to apply on the spot. Clayton State University Admissions Recruiter, Alvin Conteh, spoke with students on the admission process and assisted with the application process.
CIS of Atlanta site coordinators, like Mr. Avery, are in schools everyday helping kids succeed. CIS of Atlanta empowers youth in the greater Atlanta area to reach their fullest potential through a wide range of services by placing dedicated staff members called site coordinators in local schools where they build strong relationships with students, parents, educators and community members. Caring about children and providing them with a number of enrichment programs to help shape their identity is the goal.
“It’s important for kids to get exposure to different careers and job opportunities. Getting accepted into college is the first step to these opportunities. The acceptance also uplifts kids’ spirits and helps them believe they can achieve success in life, “ said Avery.
Locally, CIS of Atlanta empowered nearly 30,000 students during the 2017-2018 school year. Over 4,000 of those students received intensive, individualized support and that number to increase to 4,700 students during the 2018-2019 school year.
Avery plans to continue his mentorship in being a site coordinator and make it possible for other students to reach their goals. He works with each one of his students, mentoring them to seek a better path in life. One of his students, Hosea, credits Avery for keeping him on track to finish school.
"I started off bad in school. I just didn’t pay attention and that caused problems. I didn’t get focused until my 10th grade year and having a
mentor helped me. Ever since 10th grade I’ve been on track to graduate. As a senior, I’ve been looking into colleges and even schools for architecture and design."