Quality SAT Prep for 600 Low-Income HS Students

$22,133 $5,867
Raised Remaining


SEE will deliver its 5-week, 42-hour SAT preparation program and curriculum to 600 deserving low-income students who lack the resources to fully prepare for college.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Maria deserved the best—she worked hard and earned straight A’s—but no one from Maria’s high school ever attends a top college. When we met Maria, she was a student government leader, a Varsity athlete, and well liked by her teachers. But she was frightened of the SAT, and her previous scores showed it. During our five week SAT preparation program, Maria raised her SAT score 240 points, bringing her within range of the averages at UCLA, where she is currently a freshman.

How will this project solve this problem?

SEE has created a 5-week, 42-hour program and curriculum it carries out through partnerships with existing college preparation programs that lack the resources to fully prepare their students for college.

Potential Long Term Impact

At a cost of just over $200 per student, our SAT preparation programs eliminate more than 75% of the gap between the richest and poorest students and prove, once and for all, that all students can succeed if given the opportunity.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $22,133

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $22,133 .  The original project funding goal was $28,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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SEE College Prep

San Francisco, California, United States

Project Leader

Sean Simplicio

Stanford, CA United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Quality SAT Prep for 600 Low-Income HS Students