Columbus State Student Selected for Student Success Agency

CSU student Cateria Coleman has been selected as an Agent with the Student Success Agency (SSA). As an Agent, Coleman will serve as a near-peer mentor serving students by advising for college admission, scholarships and career success, as well as socioemotional support and continued personal development. SSA is a partner with the GEAR UP Georgia grant based at Columbus State University and led by GEAR UP Georgia Program Coordinator, Randalette L. Williams.

"I feel very blessed to have an opportunity to work with SSA, because I feel that I will be a key component in helping students succeed," said Coleman. Williams added, "To say that I am a proud Program Coordinator would be an understatement. As a partner with the GEAR UP Georgia grant, SSA provides mentoring services to our 10th grade students. Cateria worked with me this summer during our GEAR UP Summer Academy as a camp counselor. After observing how great she was with the kids I knew she would make an awesome agent. When I learned SSA was hiring I sent her a link to apply for one of their openings. She followed suit and the rest is history! I am excited to see where this opportunity leads her."

Coleman is a senior majoring in Sociology. The Student Success Agency is the first agency that represents teens instead of celebrities and athletes. The SSA strives for student success, in and outside of the classroom. All of its impact is provided online through text and phone calls in order to reach students where they are, whenever they need support. For more information on GEAR UP, visit the website at:www.gearupgeorgia.org.