To Fund Their Futures
Academy Students will leave with:
A Personalized Scholarship Search Strategy
A College & Scholarship Essay that sets them apart from competition
A Student Resume to include with college & scholarship applications
Support on upto 3 College & Scholarship Essays in the 2016-2017 school year
Bi-weekly updates on scholarship opportunities throughout the school year
In Just 2 Years We’ve . . .
Schools, Non-Profits & Faith-Based Organizations
Workshops held in and around Philadelphia.
Edited More Than
Personal Statements & Scholarship Essays!
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Adults as Advocates
We train educators, youth workers & counselors on the importance of youth voice and self-advocacy in college prep.
Our goal is to assist professionals in helping urban students prepare for success in life after high school. We provide professional development, tools, & resources to help adults support the young people they work with.
Student Workshops & Coaching
We work directly with young people, helping them recognize the greatness that lies within and present it with pride, on paper.
We teach students how to create powerful essays for college admission and scholarship opportunities. Our approach is student-centered & engaging, helping even struggling writers produce narratives they are proud of.
We offer key resources & information for parents to help them get their student to and through college, without going broke.
We know student success is a team sport. That’s why we work with parents, in addition to schools and students. The more prepared parents are for their child’s transition into college, the higher the likelihood of on-time college graduation.
After Ms. Rowe came she made me realize that all of my essays had to tell a story in order to make it interesting for anyone that read it. I would recommend Ms. Rowe to any and every school because she really inspired me to turn my boring essays into compelling essays that stood out among 52,000 applicants. – Justin P., Gates Millennium Scholarship Winner
My GPA was a 3.0. My SAT & ACT scores were mediocre. However, I got into all five schools I applied to!! My essay set me apart from the thousands of other students that applied to those schools. I have always been a creative writer! With the help of Capture Greatness, I became more confident in my writing. – Seglinda H.
, Attending Kutztown University
I have always been a talented writer. In the past my work has won first place in essay contests and I always received an A on my research papers. Despite how talented I thought I was, Ms. Rowe made me a better writer. Having Ms. Rowe coach my writing was an amazing experience. She pushed me to be creative with my work and always made herself available to help me. The best part about working with Ms. Rowe is . . . Having someone who cares push me to produce some of my best work.” – Kamri S.
, Gates Millennium Scholarship Winner
The coaching has been seen in various intangible ways, such as providing my daughter with a positive role model/mentor. It has also increased in her writing skills and she has applied to more colleges then she originally stated that she would since she’s now more comfortable with writing essays. Kayla received more acceptance letters than she expected and over and beyond that my daughter’s whole outlook on life has been positively impacted by the coaching received from Capturing Greatness. – Jeff Jones, Parent of Capture Greatness! participant
Before coaching, I was lost and didn’t know where to start when picking a topic to write about. It was easier thanks to the talking and pulling out of me what was deep inside. My final essay was really about me and was well written and different from others because it was my personal story. The best part about working with Ms. Rowe is that she can relate to you. She was just like us at one point. She is loving, caring and nurturing. – Rydia F.
, Attending Rosemont College
Before Capture Greatness coaching I was very uneasy about how I was going to come up with a college essay. After coaching, I felt confident that my essay was strong and could open doors for me. I feel like my essay helped to bring my personality into my college acceptance process. It captured my motivations, goals, and leadership skills. I was accepted into a lot of schools on the strength of my essay. I ranked #8 in my class and I got into schools that others (who ranked higher than me) couldn’t get into. – Diamond B.
, Attending Temple University & Earned $26,000 in scholarship money.
Our Partners are Saying . . .
Capture Greatness allows our organization to have the capability to provide much-needed time and energy towards improving student writing for effective college essays.
Excellent workshop. I learned new strategies to use when helping young people with the college essay.
The Capture Greatness workshops are a true benefit to my programming and serve as exciting educational enrichment to my students!
Melissa did an excellent job connecting with our students. I watched our young people finish the workshop series with huge grins and glowing faces because they were proud to accomplish a milestone once thought to be too difficult.
The essay writing workshops brings the best out of a student.
Due to Capture Greatness, I was able to have two of my students win the Gates Millennium Scholarship, as well as, have others go on to win other national scholarship awards.