How Can School Counselors Help Students with College Readiness?

WELA YMCA Youth Institute, is part of the Building Healthy Communities (BHC) initiative funded by The California Endowment.Youth are exploring and investigating how the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) can empower and improve their local school communities.

Team: Skaters for Justice

Ricardo Ruiz
Francisco Martinez

Our group's vision is to improve our school community by getting more counselors. We believe this is important because students should be able to have the one-on-one time they need to improve their grades and prepare for their future.

This affects students in our community because we are not being properly informed about what we should do in our high school years to get into college.

We want to use Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) funds to hire more school counselors and extend the hours students can meet with their counselors.

We plan on doing presentations to school officials and school board members of schools to show how important this issue is to students and the whole community.