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Initiatives

Learn more about outreach efforts aimed at supporting the profession and increasing opportunity.

Current Initiatives

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  • The Council of National School Counseling & College Access Organizations

    NACAC is a member of The Council of National School Counseling & College Access Organizations. The council was established in order to meet the needs of counseling and advising professionals who assist students with postsecondary preparation, access, and success. For free resources, visit the council's website.

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  • Reach Higher

    The First Lady's effort to inspire every student in America to take charge of their future by completing their education past high school; whether at a professional training program, a community college, or a four-year college or university.

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  • Better Make Room

    As part of the First Lady's Reach Higher initiative, Better Make Room is a nationwide public awareness campaign that motivates young people ages 14-19 to strive for success in college.

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  • Step by Step: College Awareness and Planning for Families, Counselors and Communities

    College awareness and planning in an easy-to-follow- guide. Revised in 2015, the curricula—presented in three sections, for middle school students (grades 7-8), early high school students (grades 9 through first semester 11) and late high school students (grades 11-12), offer training for counselors and others who work with underrepresented and underserved students to provide comprehensive tools for meeting the needs of first-generation students and their families.

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  • The Imagine Fund

    Strengthening the field through grants for college admission and counseling professionals.

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