A former college financial aid counselor is helping future generations get excited about college and teaching young people how they can afford it.
“My mission is to create a world of promise and opportunities for students, especially minority students,” Jessica Brown, CEO of The College Gurl Foundation, said.
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Graduation season is here, and many high school seniors are looking ahead to college. But it’s never too early for students to start thinking about their academic future. Joining us with more is CEO of “College Gurl,” Jessica Brown. Click here for the full interview.
Episode Aired: May 30, 2021
One doesn’t have to be a wealthy donor to champion HBCUs. In 2017 Jessica L. Brown, a Howard University alumna, launched the College Gurl Foundation to introduce Black high school students to HBCUs. The non- profit hosts free college bus tours, educational activities and an annual scholarship luncheon. “It’s up to us to invest in our youth to create a world of promise,” she says.
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Jessica Brown, President of The College Gurl Foundation and Billy Dajuste with Bethune Cookman University talk The Promise Tour: A Virtual College Tour Experience on FOX 5 DC. Click here to learn more about The Promise Tour.
Episode Aired: November 6, 2020