Montgomery County boasts one of the finest public school systems in the nation, yet some students never go to college (and many who do never graduate). Standardized tests, application essays, and financial aid forms can prove daunting to low-income, first-generation-to-college students and families. Working one-on-one with over 600 motivated students a year, CollegeTracks helps them articulate their goals, choose the right schools, prepare for admissions tests, and even negotiate financial aid packages. With a daily presence at Bethesda-Chevy Chase and Wheaton high schools, staff members answer questions – or nag students to meet critical deadlines. The nagging must work: 95% of CollegeTracks seniors were accepted to college or vocational school and 60% were admitted to four-year colleges. The College Scholars Program coaches students in how to succeed – teaching study skills and financial literacy, helping students develop a four-year plan of classes and extracurricular activities, and providing personal and academic support throughout the college years. These young scholars have the talent and drive to be college graduates. You can give them the tools to succeed.