“Yesterday I used the Hub’s resume lesson plan—it was
SO useful! The links and articles embedded in the lesson
were great. What a gift!! Thank you!”

-Kristen Jurkovich, High School Counselor


Over the years, Student Rising Above has become a model for helping first-generation students from low-income communities overcome the odds to securing college-educated careers. The SRA Hub is a first-of-its-kind online resource designed to share that experience with students and educators nationwide. Offering 24/7 access, the SRA Hub provides students comprehensive, up-to-date information, personal advisors to facilitate college and career opportunities, and a supportive online community of motivated peers.

24-hour access to professional advisors
Starting in Senior year of high school, each Rising Star student is matched with a professional Advisor and a volunteer Social Mentor. Advisors and Mentors work together to provide logistical and emotional support. SRA works with educators and students to navigate the college and financial aid application process, select the best-fit colleges; receive tutoring; negotiate optimal financial aid; and enroll.

Easily accessible resources and tools
Including webinars, articles, blog posts, checklists, message boards, videos, and one-on-one advising.

Financial aid support and advocacy
Including financial aid award comparisons, scholarship application support, and general financial aid planning.

Career development advice and guidance
Helping students explore and prepare for a variety of careers through the SRA Hub’s Resume Builder, Cover Letter Builder, Career Resource Library, and interview coaching.

High school-to-college transition and navigation
For seamless college enrollment, positive transition to college life, and postsecondary success.

College-based student cohorts
Students stay connected throughout college and form supportive on-campus communities.

SRA Hub for Educators
Teachers, counselors, and non-profit staff can implement high-quality college and career readiness tools through an SRA Hub curriculum designed especially for educators.