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Camden Education Fund program helps students get counseling for life after high school

Thanks to the “12+” program supported by the Camden Education Fund, some 2,500 students in five Camden, NJ high schools are getting one-to-one support to determine post-secondary goals, apply for college, and complete financial aid paperwork. For students not going to college, the program helps students navigate entry into other options, like trades and the military. 

With the support of 12+ Center staff, students can dream big about their post-high school futures and learn how to take the steps they need to make those dreams a reality.  “The ultimate goal is to motivate them,” said Shay Columbus, site director for the program at Camden’s Woodrow Wilson High School. “We really want them prepared for the real world.”

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