SRA #CollegeSigningDay

On Friday, May 1st, 2020, Students Rising Above celebrated National College Decision Day via a Zoom Celebration with our High School Seniors. Our SRA #CollegeSigningDay Zoom Celebration began with opening notes from Veli, SRA Senior Manager of College Success. Veli explained the importance of National College Decision Day and shared about Michelle Obama’s nationwide participation and encouragement for college bound students through Reach Higher and Better Make Room. Next, SRA Alum, LeJon gave some words of wisdom to our Rising Stars Class of 2020. He discussed overcoming imposter syndrome and told our students they “have all the potential in the world.” He also shared an original song with an uplifting message.

This year, due to COVID-19, #CollegeDecisionDay has been extended, giving students more time to decide where they are committing to college. Students Rising Above staff expressed that not everyone needs to know where they are heading yet, that time will help sort the decision through, and that SRA is here for students during the entire process.

Our High School Seniors individually shared their College Signing Day decisions, wearing their college gear with pride and cleverly showcasing their colleges in their zoom digital backgrounds. We are excited to see that our Rising Stars have committed to such a variety of different schools in the Fall.

We are so proud of our Rising Stars Class of 2020! 


Watch videos of our SRA Students making their decisions here:


Some of our students’ incredible college decisions made so far with the help of SRA:

  • Bates College
  • Boston University
  • Bowdoin College
  • Brown University
  • Cal Poly Pomona
  • Cal Poly SLO (2)
  • CSU Stanislaus
  • Cal State Los Angeles
  • Foothill Community College
  • Franklin & Marshall
  • Guilford College
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • Howard University
  • University of Jamestown
  • Loyola of New Orleans
  • Mills College
  • Occidental College
  • Sacramento State University (2)
  • Santa Clara University
  • San Francisco State (3)
  • San Jose State (4)
  • Sonoma State (2)
  • Swarthmore College
  • UC Irvine (2)
  • UC Merced (2)
  • UC Berkeley (13)
  • UC Davis (4)
  • UCLA (2)
  • UC Riverside (1)
  • UC Santa Barbara (3)
  • UC Santa Cruz (4)
  • UC San Diego (1)
  • University of Southern California
  • Wesleyan University
  • Willamette University