Speed Mentoring has gained in popularity over the past few months according to C.O.O.L. college advisor, LaQuiera Gantt. She believes that it is a good way to give students connections as well as help them them practice their communication skills.
The Abilene Education Foundation's C.O.O.L. (College Offers Opportunities for Life) program is aimed at students that are underserved or that may be the first generation in their family to attend college. The program helps students out with standardized testing information, college visits, and several other resources that benefit juniors and seniors planning for college.
Although only around twenty students had the opportunity to participate in Tuesday's event, the C.O.O.L. program touches the lives of over 500 students each year.