College Possible invited to the White House

College Possible is thrilled to share that four of our students have been selected to serve on the Better Make Room Student Advisory Board, and were welcomed at the White House on January 6.

Ana Perez-Villagomez attends Omaha South Magnet School.

Ghawayne Calvin attends Omaha Northwest High School.

Kevin Ji attends Henry M. Gunn High School in Palo Alto, CA, and is served by our CollegePoint team in Portland.

Kitana Holland attends Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN.

Better Make Room is an initiative of First Lady Michelle Obama to celebrate and change the national conversation around education to help students navigate the college-going process. The Student Advisory Board will assist in these efforts by creating college-going cultures at their schools and making sure their fellow students have the information and resources they need to succeed.

Ana, Ghawayne, Kevin, Kitana and the 13 other Student Advisory Board members were welcomed by the First Lady at the White House during the School Counselor of the Year Ceremony, and joined by College Possible CEO and Founder Jim McCorkell.

The Student Advisory Board is comprised of 17 students—12 high school students and 5 college students—chosen among more than 300 applications. We’re excited to have our students’ voices at the table as they create change in their schools, communities and country.


College Possible students on the Better Make Room Student Advisory Board

CEO and Founder Jim McCorkell with College Possible students at the White House on January 6, 2017.

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