Graduate students counsel teens on college readiness

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As part of a new alliance between the University of Redlands South Coast Metro campus and the Achievement Institute of Scientific Studies, U of R students pursuing a master’s degree in school counseling worked closely over the summer with 27 low-income high school students attending the institute’s college-prep program focusing on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).

Alexander Arebalo, one of the seven graduate interns from the U of R working in the program, notes the learning experience is twofold for both himself and the high school students. “The most rewarding aspect of working with the students is seeing their drive and hard work day in and day out,” he says, “while helping them pursue their passions and keeping them on track toward lifelong success.”

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