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National & International Roundtable 1/8/2014

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Jacqueline Rushing is the Founder and the CEO for the Young Scholars Program: “The New Underground Railroad.” Founded in 1999, the Young Scholars Program (YSP) believes students from underserved and underrepresented communities who have a strong belief in their academic abilities and are committed to work hard can successfully navigate the waters of college preparation and be eligible for admission to college.

Ms. Rushing is a certified Independent Admissions Counselor; she has over 20 years of experience in the college admission process working with students and parents. She has created materials to work effectively with underrepresented students and their parents. Under her leadership, YSP has helped to make the dream of a college education come true for over 1000 students. She holds two Master Degrees and has begun work on her doctorate. Ms. Rushing is the recipient of numerous awards for her work with the Young Scholars Program. She has presented at National Conferences since 2001.

She is on the Board of Trustees for Willamette University. Ms. Rushing’s latest project is to build a pipeline to college for African American Males, the lowest performing sub-group in many school districts across the nation. Ms. Rushing believes that instead of just expecting these young men to pull themselves up by their boot straps, they should be given the same zippers their counterparts have in help them achieve greatness.