College Thriver aims to bridge the equity gap for students of color by connecting them to timely college and career preparation tools and resources through technology. There are no limits!

Our mission is to make sure low-income and/or first-generation students have fair access to America’s most intense college programs and succeed at the highest levels while keeping them in direct alignment with institutional goals and processes.

College Thriver Education

is a cloud-based platform that offers a personalized college guidance system for students of color. We desire to set students on a path of educational success. 

The College Thriver GPS guides each student on their next steps in their college and career planning process, which allows them to earn and unlock financial incentives based on their activity in the app. As students advance in their process and throughout their journey, they can unlock financial rewards that help pay their college tuition. Get ahead and earn money? That is definitely an educational win for all! 

Our innovative and easy-to-use app is where you can see our full service offering – access personalized college plans, financial incentives, chat with dedicated advisors plus much more!

Our innovative and easy-to-use app is where you can see our full service offering – access personalized college plans, financial incentives, chat with dedicated advisors plus much more!

Education Consulting

Target the most qualified and best-fit students for your school?
Increase Student Engagement and Retention
Improve the overall Student Journey & Experience

College Thriver helps recruiters focus universities’ marketing and recruitment while making them aware of the “hidden gems” that often get swept under the rug due to socioeconomic status, lack of resources, and more. One of our focuses is increasing metrics and outcomes for students of color by increasing overall retention and community resources.

Part of our goal as education consultants is also to make sure technology and learning are integrated in ways that benefit students cognitively and financially. College Thriver works to ensure your learning experience is not only the best, but that the path to getting there is as smooth as possible. Through planning, counseling and relationship building, we collaborate with clients to address issues that may affect their educational growth.

You are a vital part of your own success. We are just experts on how to help you get there!

Client Reviews

College Thriver Education has been a great experience for my two children, we had no clue what their next steps were on their college journey and when we reached out there was immediate communication, and I was introduced to their youth mentoring Program where my 10th and 12 grader signed up! They loved their mentors and were able to identify colleges that were right for them. My 12th grader landed an internship, and 5 college acceptances through the program! It was the best decision and I’m so happy we found them!

 

Terra Norris, Orlando, Fl

Client Reviews

My son was awarded a partial football scholarship and we were in desperate need of resources before his 1st day on campus, the college thriver platform connected us to so many local companies offering scholarships and funding options we were so elated that an organization understood our needs and time constraints, we didnt want the hassle of applying to large scholarship databases with no end in sight and we were able to have a direct contact for organizations right in our community. I wish a network like this was available when I was younger!  

Felicia Manning. Orlando, Fl

Client Reviews

My organization is always looking for ways to engage our students through our programming, unfortunately the solutions available didn’t meet our needs. I stumbled across College Thriver Platform and was blown away by the features it offers our students and administratives. It empowers our students to take control of their destiny by  participating in our activities, healthy competition  and earning financial incentives.I am beyond excited to introduce this solution to my professional network!

 

Greg Wright, Empowering Youth Mentoring Services

Youth Mentorship

Mentorship is one of the most important factors when it comes to college and career readiness. Here at College Thriver, we believe it takes a village to achieve success, especially in education. 

OUR PURPOSE

The mentorship academy was created to empower teenage emerging leaders through the avenues of strategic planning, leadership growth, business design, educational enhancement, and community development.

WHAT IS THE GOAL OF MENTORSHIP

Our goal is to connect students grades 6-12 to data-driven feedback to help them prepare and meet college admissions standards. In order to effectively do this, we use mentorship as a way to “close the gap” between being unprepared and being ready for whatever students may face ahead of pursuing higher education. 

What are the expectations?

As part of their community development, participants in this academy will provide volunteer services in connection with programs and activities in their local community. Our goal is to keep going until we help students get the tools and resources they need.

Youth Mentorship

Mentorship is one of the most important factors when it comes to college and career readiness. Here at College Thriver, we believe it takes a village to achieve success, especially in education.

OUR PURPOSE

The mentorship academy was created to empower teenage emerging leaders through the avenues of strategic planning, leadership growth, business design, educational enhancement, and community development.

WHATS THE GOAL OF MENTORSHIP?

Our goal is to connect students grades 6-12 to data-driven feedback to help them prepare and meet college admissions standards. In order to effectively do this, we use mentorship as a way to “close the gap” between being unprepared and being ready for whatever students may face ahead of pursuing higher education. 

WHAT ARE THE EXPECTATIONS?

As part of their community development, participants in this academy will provide volunteer services in connection with programs and activities in their local community. Our goal is to keep going until we help students get the tools and resources they need.

Founder Shawntia Lee is a remarkably experienced and talented higher education consultant with a track record of 15+ years of advising college students at different levels of education. An advocate for deserving academic minorities and low-income scholars, Lee says she knows firsthand what it feels like to want to attend the college of your dreams while having limited resources. From her own experiences, she birthed College Thriver Education. Her ultimate goal is to provide leadership, effective solutions, and measured results while delivering professional services to help institutes with strategy, business operations, research enterprise, student success, and enterprise systems integration.

While working with undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral candidates, Lee has made a lasting impact on others by being an inspirational leader and visionary. She pervasively guides students to develop and follow the right college plan that can help advance them into top-tier careers. In addition, she executes the seamless planning and development of complex programs and projects within the global educational system by using her extensive knowledge and work expertise with diverse cultures.

Lee is also known for being adept as she is able to adjust communication styles and absorb new information on a range of systems with ease. She successfully communicates complex ideas to a variety of audiences, making it easy for them to understand and act upon them. In addition to her natural ability to connect with others, Lee uses her technological skills to increase organizational efficiencies while solving problems related to dismantling systemic racism within the higher education system.

Founder Shawntia Lee is a remarkably experienced and talented higher education consultant with a track record of 15+ years of advising college students at different levels of education. An advocate for deserving academic minorities and low-income scholars, Lee says she knows firsthand what it feels like to want to attend the college of your dreams while having limited resources. From her own experiences, she birthed College Thriver Education. Her ultimate goal is to provide leadership, effective solutions, and measured results while delivering professional services to help institutes with strategy, business operations, research enterprise, student success, and enterprise systems integration.

 

While working with undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral candidates, Lee has made a lasting impact on others by being an inspirational leader and visionary. She pervasively guides students to develop and follow the right college plan that can help advance them into top-tier careers. In addition, she executes the seamless planning and development of complex programs and projects within the global educational system by using her extensive knowledge and work expertise with diverse cultures.

Lee is also known for being adept as she is able to adjust communication styles and absorb new information on a range of systems with ease. She successfully communicates complex ideas to a variety of audiences, making it easy for them to understand and act upon them. In addition to her natural ability to connect with others, Lee uses her technological skills to increase organizational efficiencies while solving problems related to dismantling systemic racism within the higher education system.

Adeseye is a Tech entrepreneur with over 18 years of experience in business architecture, project management and marketing strategy implementation for companies ranging from startups to large enterprises.

He is a result-oriented visionary who actively leads and motivates teams on technology projects for diverse vertical markets. He possesses a remarkable aptitude for creating
innovative solutions. He successfully recruited and managed the design and development team that launched a multi-million dollar web application for Follett, the largest educational wholesaler in North America.