Providing Access to Higher Education

#17- Providing Access to Higher Education
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National service increases access to higher education all along the cradle to career continuum. It starts with supporting young children, getting them on the right path before they start kindergarten, improving their reading skills, and keeping them excited about learning. As they grow, near-peer mentors provide guidance and encouragement to teens to improve attendance and help them stay on track to earn a high school diploma, and navigate the college admissions process. Finally, student loan forbearance and Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards help AmeriCorps members lower college costs.

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25 Amazing Ways
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