ALMOST 40 YEARS OF CHANGING LIVES
We've created a challenging and demanding summer college orientation for minority and at-risk students with some disadvantage. The program enhances the attributes of strong students, as well as motivate marginal performers, instilling in them success-oriented habits. High expectations, candid and immediate feedback, in an environment of honesty and dignity, breeds success. Those are the foundations of COW, which are accentuated by the rigorous, spartan, and demanding environment at VMI. That's what we've done for almost 40 years.
Math, English Communications, Financial Literacy, and Career Explorations. Seminars in Will Power and Cognitive Assessment are explored.
LIFE SKILLS TRAINING
An integral part of the program is learning invaluable life skills like time management, goal setting, & networking.
COLLEGE AND CAREER PLANNING
All participants receive one-on-one and group coaching, which continues after participants graduate. Presentations by college admissions and financial aid professionals are arranged.
Participants are exposed to visits to other universities, museums, cultural centers, nationally significant institutions, like The Pentagon and NSA, etc. and artistic presentations to expand their horizons.
Meet the Team
Our Board of Directors is a group of caring individuals who are committed to making a positive impact on our community. Each member brings a wealth of experience and knowledge, and they work tirelessly to ensure that our organization is fulfilling its mission. We're so grateful for the dedication and hard work of our Board members, and feel inspired by their dedication and passion for making the world a better place.
President of the Board
President and Founder,
College Orientation Workshop, Inc.
Secretary of the Board
Neville A. Anderson
President and CEO,
Rural Green Power, LLC
Treasurer of the Board
Instructor of Physical Education,
Virginia Military Institute
S. Waite Rawls III
American Civil War Museum
Delta Point, Inc.
President & COO,
Main Street Management Group, LLC
Damian O. Wilbourne
US Air Force