Imagine you’re a senior in high school. You’ve done well academically and a four-year college education is just within your grasp. You want to go to college, in fact you’ve dreamed about it since you were a child, but it all seems so unattainable. You know what a college degree could mean to your family – but the application process seems so daunting. How do I tell my story? How do I let the admissions committee know who I am, the challenges I’ve faced all my life? Where do I start?

That’s where Essay Busters comes in. Established in 2008 by Forster-Thomas founder, Evan Forster, Essay Busters offers targeted college application support by matching students with mentors who work with them individually and in small groups on their personal statements and supplemental essays. It all begins with the student’s story. A story which is as unique as they are. Our mentors coach and guide students as they write their personal statements. Those of us who have been through this process know that a strong personal statement can make all the difference, because it’s not only about grades and test scores. A moving story can open doors of opportunity that didn’t exist before.

More than 90% of our students are the first in their families to attend college and many of them gain admission to their first choice. Essay Busters is committed to narrowing an achievement gap which continues to widen. This educational crisis threatens the future of many students, particularly in underserved communities, reducing them to a life of underemployment or worse.

We could not do this work without your generosity. In the next year, Essay Busters would like to extend its reach throughout New York City and Westchester County, but we can only do that with your support. A college education is a life-changing experience for our young women and men, and their families. Please partner with us and become a catalyst for change.

Visit Essaybusters.org for more information.

Essay Busters is a New York State not-for-profit corporation..


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