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There is no question that yesterday was a success for our students. Thank you [Higher Heights Youth Empowerment Program] for your vision and insight and patience in helping some of our student leaders begin to find their way as a cornerstone in our collaboration. I look forward to continuing this program in the coming years.

Dan Cocchiola, Coordinator of College and Career Pathways at Hamden High School


Our work would not be possible without partner communities and school districts. To place advisers in America’s high-need high schools, we partner with school districts who will welcome and support the work of college advisors who will co-invest with us to increase the number of minority, low-income and first-generational students become exposed to a post-secondary education. 


​We look for several attributes in our partners: a commitment to college access from district and school leadership and a willingness to  co-invest with us to support the cost of training and placing advisers in high-need high schools.

Anchor 1


Higher Heights is seeking response from high school leadership (administrators and school counselors) who are committed to supporting a dedicated full-time college adviser and dramatically raising their college- going rates through a systematic team approach. Interested high schools are asked to complete this application online, provide several assurances and attach a minimum of three letters of support (described in the application linked below).


By completing the application, high schools commit to participating in the program for a minimum of three academic years (2020-21, 2021-22 and 2022-23) and providing the required match funding. The funding match expectation will increase over the first three years of the program.


Year 1 $30,000

Year 2 $30,000

Year 3 $35,000


These funds can be provided by district and non-district sources including but not limited to: a community foundation, an intermediate school district, a United Way, a family foundation, a corporation/business, a local government, or any combination. Match funding must be secured by the high school/district. If you need assistance locating match funding or drafting a funding request, Higher Heights is willing to provide support.


Intent To Apply 2023-2024  HHYEP College Advising Program

The HHYEP College Advising  program places near-peer college advisors in high schools across the state that serve significant numbers of low-income and first generation college-going students. HHYEP is pleased to announce the release of the Intent to Apply form for high schools interested in hosting an adviser in 2023-2024!


Anyone who is interested may learn more here. Questions may be sent to 

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