Harmony Project seniors to receive free virtual college counseling in new ScholarMatch partnership

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Harmony Project is excited to announce a new partnership with ScholarMatch, a free college advising program specializing in volunteer-based, virtual counseling. The goal of the partnership is to equip Harmony Project high school seniors with the tools and mentorship needed to excel in their transition into higher education and beyond.

ScholarMatch supports students nationwide through the college application and admissions process. The pilot program is set to launch this month with 20 Harmony Project seniors, who will each receive free, one-on-one, virtual counseling with a trained College Coach. Once matched with a mentor based on their unique needs, students will have unlimited, on-demand access to contact their personal coach using the technology they already use every day, including text messaging and video chat.

"ScholarMatch is thrilled to partner with the Harmony Project to motivate and inspire high school students in Los Angeles to achieve a college education! We believe that the Harmony Project is doing exceptional work with music education, and we’re honored to provide college access support to leverage the opportunities they’re creating for youth. With this partnership, we’re excited to expand our college access services to Los Angeles to make college dreams a reality for deserving students across California and beyond." - ScholarMatch

In addition to the virtual counseling, ScholarMatch and Harmony Project will collaborate to host five in-depth college workshops for all HP seniors throughout the 2018-19 school year beginning in October. The year of workshops will also feature two additional parent-focused support sessions. Each session will incorporate bilingual facilitation and resources.

In our mission to build a world in which all students - regardless of income, background, or zip code - have equal access to the resources needed to succeed, Harmony Project is eager to embark on this partnership with ScholarMatch. We look forward to expanding the scope of direct support we can connect our students to in achieving their greatest dreams and aspirations!