1 out of 4 agents has a full-ride scholarship
9 out of 10 agents received scholarship to attend college2X better student participation in GEAR UP events and programs
Our Agents represent 30+ colleges from the top 150 Universities in the US
GEAR UP focused advisors from similar background and stories
SSA provides two-day on-site training to back their experience
The Agency’s 5 Step Hiring Process
1. Online Video Application
Agents submit a detailed online application which includes a video of themselves on why they want to be an agent and what makes them a great fit for the position. Our Agents are digital, so it only makes sense that we should hire them through digital channels.
2. Online Video Interview
We’ve honed in on key hiring questions over the past 5 years of operating successful mentorship programs. We ask potential agents the tough questions that bring to light their strengths, weaknesses, motivations and more to make sure they can lead their Students to success.
3. Student Test-Run
If a potential agent makes it past the first two-round of interviews we pair them with a student within our personal network to see them in action. The potential agent must interact with and provide value to a real student for 5 days. The student who vetted the agent will make a decision if this person is a good fit.
4. Criminal Background Check
Safety is a top-priority for our team. If an agent gets through the first three rounds of interviews (less than a 20% chance) we run a full fingerprint criminal background check on the candidate.
5. Two-Day On Site Training
After showcasing themselves to be talented and passionate enough to be an agent, we spend two full days working with agents on building the necessary knowledge to support a kid through the program.
Starting a mentoring program is hard.
We learned the hard lessons for you, and our experience has been distilled into a full service turn-key mentoring program that leverages the best of humans and the best of modern technology. Our staff works year round to recruit the right agents, to lead the agents throughout the year, and to deliver results for your programs, like GEARUP. Through our passion we save you the time, money and stress through outsourced mentors, so that you can focus on what’s important, your student’s success.
90% of Students that opt-in to our programs stay in our program.
Your Students have the same agent all school year long.
Students interact with their agent an average of 45+ interactions each month
Our agents’ work to achieve YOUR custom outputs and student goals