Georgia from its business climate to its people is a state filled with opportunity. But where our high school students are concerned, we could be missing an opportunity for more students to go to college and lead prosperous and fulfilling lives.

GeorgiaCAN has worked diligently in engaging students, families and policy makers in Atlanta and the state’s rural communities and found that people are passionate about getting a college degree. While numerous prospective first-generation college students have plenty of drive and hunger for knowledge and success, what they don’t have is experience navigating the process of registering for and taking the SAT or ACT. This alone is a significant barrier to engaging fully in the college process for students in urban and rural communities.

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Publish date: January 2020 Number of pages: 2