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IMPACT Your Acceptance

Designed for high school students looking to conquer the college application process, IMPACT your Acceptance will help you choose prospective schools, complete your essay(s), fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and learn several valuable skills - from writing personal statements to requesting recommendation letters - that will be useful in college and beyond!


The multi-week no-cost program delivers ongoing support to 15 seniors embarking upon the college application process. Over the course of 12 weeks, the IMPACT Team hosts in-person and virtual workshops that walk select seniors through various steps of applying to college. We explain how to complete the FAFSA and seek out scholarships, discuss how to request recommendation letters, and provide each participant with one-on-one writing support for essays and personal statements.

During my time at IMPACTdmv I found my true strengths. I was paired with the perfect writing coach for my style and ideas. Coach Alex was able to help me adjust my college essays and perfect the topic I had chosen. IYA has helped me learn to take constructive criticism and work through my issues. The only thing I could hope for is more time to connect with my coach and learn from her to better develop my skills.


—  Taelor-Shanel Sanders, Charles Herbert Flowers High School

Computer Learning

Program Overview

Students Learn to:

  • Research and select colleges/universities

  • Compose competitive Common App essays

  • Request recommendation letters

  • Draft professional correspondence

  • Develop eloquent public speaking skills

  • Make sound financial decisions

  • Dress for success

Workshops Include:

  • 1-on-1 Writing Sessions

  • Small-Group Activities

  • Experienced College Essay Coaches

  • Funding assistance for College Application Fees


The success of our past two cohorts

Awarded Over $2.1 Million in Scholarships

Awarded Over $2.1 Million in Scholarships


250+ College


Over $7.6 Million

in Scholarships


of Participants feel the IYA program increased their chances of being accepted into their top school

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