SEED College Prep Boot Camp

 Literary Specialist Tanya Dunsey (SEED Maryland) answers questions about college acceptance essays from rising SEED seniors.

Literary Specialist Tanya Dunsey (SEED Maryland) answers questions about college acceptance essays from rising SEED seniors.

Our rising seniors at SEED DC and SEED Maryland jump-started their senior year with the 2nd annual SEED College Prep Boot Camp! They've spent the last 48 hours together at SEED Maryland, learning interview strategies, drafting college essays, getting a crash course in financial aid, and much more. Staff from both schools and the Foundation collaborated to design and lead our seniors in sessions on the college application process, and SEED CEO Lesley Poole even joined in with a personal story highlighting the importance of grit. 

It wasn't all work and no play, though! There was also a discussion panel with SEED graduates, an advance screening of Wes Moore's "All the Difference," and even an ice cream truck! "All the Difference," a PBS-produced documentary, traces the paths of two teens from the South Side of Chicago who dream of being first members of their families to attend college. Special thanks to Joy Moore (Wes's mom) for leading our discussion after the screening. We can't wait to watch our SEED seniors go off to college next fall!

It only takes one generation to dramatically change the destiny of a family, and when families change, communities change.
— "All the Difference" director Tod Lending