Alison Novak speaks with King Street Center’s Associate Director and Academic and Career Advocate, Yuol Herjok about how to help kids on their path to college and the challenges along the way.

“One of the most challenging aspects of the application process, especially for families who speak limited English, Yuol said, is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as the FAFSA. Not only do students have to fill out a complicated form, but they also need to provide a long list of documents to show their financial status.

“A lot of my peers just didn’t have that strong support system compared to me, and, as a result, a lot of them didn’t end up going to college. And it’s not because I was smarter than them, or anything like that. It’s just that the process was very difficult,” Yuol said.”

Read Alison’s entire article here!