Dear Counselors:


It is you most of all in schools who convince young people that where they come from does not dictate their future—that every student should treasure their background as a gift to share. So often, your office is a respite for a young person who for whatever reason feels they do not fit in.
In keeping with those principles, last week the College Board took action to make sure students from Africa, Haiti, and Central America know they are welcome at our colleges.
Our action has been amplified by CNN and The Washington Post, and our great partner ETS has joined us and matched our donation to the African Leadership Academy. We will also announce contributions to support students in Haiti and El Salvador in the coming days.
Please feel free to share with your colleagues and to join us at #weneedyourlight.
Thank you for all you do.
David Coleman
President & CEO