“We are serving a population that has been traditionally and historically overlooked, underserved, and excluded. Just the fact that the (counseling) service is offered, in and of itself, is a step towards equity. Yet that’s still not enough.”
There are a number of factors that greatly impact a student’s ability to successfully matriculate into their best postsecondary option, including the support they receive from school counselors along the way.
During the 2022 Talent Strong Florida Summit, a trio of presenters from KIPP Jacksonville Public Schools will discuss strategies for ensuring your school’s counseling program is equitable and serves ALL students well: Dr. Erin Almond, Director of Equity and Engagement, Rashid Williams, Director of KIPP Forward, and Ricky Glover, Manager of Postsecondary Placement, will lead a session titled, “Equity in College Counseling: Building a Program that Serves ALL.”
In the latest episode of FCAN’s Summit Speaker Series podcast, Erin, Rashid, and Ricky talk about their own experiences with school counselors and the benefits of creating a more equitable counseling program.
Visit fcansummit.org for more information and to register for the 2022 Talent Strong Summit.