Since the summer, I have been applying to colleges. It has definitely been difficult trying to figure out; where I want to go, what I want to do, and how to do it. I was even a bit confused on how to search, apply, and even what to turn in. Beat the Streets has been there the entire way to guide me where I needed the most guidance. They showed me the Common Application which apply to different colleges. From the essays to the deadlines, my mentors were there. When I was applying to Drexel University on early decision, I had been so unorganized. I was half heartedly on the case. Canaan Bethea helped me prepare for the SATs and even helped with my essay. Also, Chris Chambers pushed me to get the application done. He took me on a visit to see the University to meet with a counselor to discuss my application. I had been lagging and he pushed me again and again to get the application completed. Without those two and the team at BTS, I do not know where I would be in the college application process. Now I have been accepted to three college and plan on having more acceptances before I finalize my decision. I am proud of this and am very thankful for BTS!
James Mangan is the Executive Director of Beat the Streets Philadelphia. James comes with a depth of experience from all...Read More »