College Readiness Program

There are so many questions families have about the college universe.  Some of them are straight-forward, while others are far more individualized and nuanced.  With budgets tightening, misinformation flowing, and new pieces of crucial data coming in on a near-daily basis, it’s important for families to have a backstop – someone who’s dependable, knowledgeable, and on their side, keeping them focused on one of the most important facets of their lives.  By doing so, we allow your employees to do their jobs to the best of their ability – without these distractions.

The YCI College Readiness Program is designed to provide college planning, college admission and financial aid information and ancillary services to the employees of a company (as an employer perk to share with employees, with the goal of better time management and greater employee loyalty).

Under normal circumstances, this is the kind of program that can free up employee time to do their jobs (and I assure you, they are looking at and investigating things like college selection and college financial planning on your dime). Simultaneously your employees will have access to a real benefit for themselves and their children (and they’ll have you to thank for it!).

In darker times, like what we saw during COVID-19 lockdowns, this opportunity can lift spirits, provide a needed support system, build some company morale, and reassure your employees that you care about them, all at a time when it is needed most – and best of all, without costing your company any up-front money!

As part of our 2024 pilot program, YCI (via its partnership with Premier College Guidance) is offering any company that is interested, big or small, a one-year standard membership FOR FREE between now and August 1st. 
What does that entail?
    1. FREE access for all of your employees to our College Knowledge Journal (CKJ), a semi-annual document straddling the lines between a scholarly journal and a personalized information blog about the world of college and college admission. The CKJ introduces families to current events, specific insights they can’t get elsewhere, an introduction to majors and colleges they have little or no knowledge of – that they probably should – and much more. The CKJ will be distributed directly to employees via email (as a pdf file) in the months of February and July.
    2. FREE access for all employees of your company to an annual LIVE webinar, specifically crafted for your company at a date and time that is mutually agreed upon.  This webinar IS NOT open to the public and is conducted only for employee/member benefit. This webinar will provide timely updates to what is happening in the world of college admission and financial aid, provide some suggestions for families and students to improve their understanding of these systems, and provide actionable items for college readiness, regardless of where they are in the process, and most importantly, answer any questions your employees have. (There is a small additional charge if your business requests a recording and distribution of the broadcast).
    3. DISCOUNTS for all employees who wish to receive additional, personalized services for themselves or family members, (those can be purchased by your organization for the benefit of your employees OR offered as an additional perk that your employees receive directly) including full-service college and/or financial aid counseling, limited service programs in college counseling and/or financial aid counseling, financial aid forms completion and support, college application essay editing services, and preliminary college list building and interest inventory surveys.  CLICK HERE FOR A BREAKDOWN OF AVAILABLE EMPLOYEE/EMPLOYER PAID SERVICES.
    4. A video library (asynchronous learning) will be made available to all eligible employees throughout the year of service, containing approximately 20 different videos covering many key topics in college admission.
    5. FREE advertising on our website, showing your brand and logo as one of our corporate partners.

For more information about YCI’s College Readiness Program, please contact Rob Schwartz at 818-359-3779, or email him at Enrollment is simple and programming can get underway in a matter of weeks. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity for yourselves and your employees!