Ambitious Personal Statements: Supporting Students As They Direct Their Narratives
The personal statement is a major component of the college application process. It presents our scholars with an opportunity to share something unique and personal about their lives that may not be reflected anywhere else within their application. It's an opportunity to exercise ambition!
Across the nation, high school students partner with guidance counselors, college advisors, English teachers, and other advocates to revise and strengthen their personal statements.
Here are New Ambitions, our College Ambition Counselors help students break down the process of writing their first draft into manageable steps. Our Advisors then provide value feedback to help each student bring their stories to life, make them more captivating and intimate, and ensure each student's narrative voice is remembered.
New Ambitions' President also aids in reviewing personal statements from students enrolled in schools that we partner with. Ms. Johnson provides immediate and individual feedback to students.
"I enjoy assisting students as they strengthen their personal statements. It always produces opportunities to explore their untapped creativity, learn more about students we serve, and create foundations for mentorship." - Rachel Johnson, President of New Ambitions.
How are you working to make sure your students personal statements are ambitious?