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College Readiness Advisors: More than a Mentor
College Readiness Advisors (CRAs), like Elias, have shared the same experiences as our students. They’ve walked in their shoes and know first-hand how challenging navigating the streets can be and how difficult it is to walk away. It’s these shared experiences that make CRAs experts at identifying and engaging gang involved individuals, who have been failed by traditional paths to healing and success. When CRAs engage these individuals, they decrease involvement in violent crime and increase educational and economic outcomes and get others to do the same.
A CRA is more than just a mentor, they are a navigator, caregiver, social worker, and all-around supporter for students as they journey from the corner to college. By supporting Elias and our CRAs, you are giving gang involved men and women a support system, someone to have in their corner, someone who believes in them, and someone who loves them. With this, our students can change the world.