Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) provides superior educational and career programs to young people from underserved communities.
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) provides superior educational and career programs to young people from underserved communities to maximize their opportunities for college and career success.
The dramatic growth and national prominence achieved by SEO in recent years can be attributed to the unparalleled quality of our programming, the integrity of the organization and the dedication of our alumni.
SEO Scholars Program:
SEO Scholars is a rigorous year-round, out-of-school academic program that prepares motivated low-income public high school students to get to and through America’s competitive colleges and universities. The program serves 400 high school students in New York and San Francisco in addition to 212 college students across the country. The program is free for students and has tripled in size since 2006.
The eight-year SEO Scholars program has two parts:
In high school, the program centers on intensive year-round academic preparation, providing students a carefully-calibrated, rigorously-assessed course of supplemental education which adds the equivalent of over 2.5 years of instruction in English and 1.5 years of instruction in Math. No other organization provides this level of academic support to public high school students.
In college, the program continues to support students through each of their four years, ensuring that they graduate. Direct ongoing counseling from advisors provides one-on-one guidance on adjusting to college life, building academic success skills, exploring career options and securing internships.