Game Plan: College provides free information, advice, and support designed to help high school students plan for and pursue their educational and career goals beyond high school.

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Game Plan: College provides free information, advice and support designed to help high school students plan for and pursue their educational and career goals beyond high school. Through workshops, advising, and special events, students gain the knowledge and skills they need to identify their best-fit college or postsecondary option. Our Game Plan: College team is dedicated to ensuring that all students have the support they need to achieve the futures they envision. 

All Game Plan: College programs and services are free and open to high school students who reside in Durham County. The program targets students who come from families with unmet financial need, students who will be the first in their families to attend college, or students who are members of a traditionally underrepresented racial group.

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Impact

1,758 students
served
More than
400
one-one-advising sessions held annually
All
13
Durham public high schools served

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Meet The Game Plan: College Team

Dwayne Campbell, Ed.D.

Director of Postsecondary Access
dcampbell@emilyk.org
919-680-0308 x2006

Dwayne came to the Emily K Center in 2018 to lead our Game Plan: College program as the director of postsecondary access. A native of Jamaica, Dwayne earned his B.A. from the University of the West Indies. He went on to earn his M.Ed. at Boston College and his Ed.D. from the University of Rochester.

Favorite book: Waiting for Godot
Favorite college course: Ethics and Equity in Education

Jackie Cerón Hernández

Postsecondary Access Advisor
jceronhernandez@emilyk.org
919-391-4821

Jackie first came to the Emily K Center as a student in the Scholars to College program. After graduating from college, she came back to join us as a full-time staff member in 2017. Today Jackie serves as a postsecondary access advisor for Game Plan: College. She earned her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Jackie works with the following high schools: City of Medicine Academy; Hillside; Middle College; New Tech; and Southern.

Favorite college course: Capoeira
Best advice received about education: Your education is yours forever. No one can take it from you.

Christina Villegas

Director of Postsecondary Access
cvillegas@emilyk.org
919-525-1165

Christina joined the Emily K Center in 2019 as a postsecondary access advisor with Game Plan: College, bringing more than five years of experience with direct college-access work in both urban and rural settings. Today, Christina oversees our Game Plan: College program as our director of postsecondary access. She earned her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Favorite late-night college snack: Hot Cheetos and coffee
Favorite subject: Math

Rachel Worsham

Postsecondary Access Advisor
rworsham@emilyk.org

Rachel joined the Emily K Center as a postsecondary access advisor in 2018. She earned her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her M.Ed. from North Carolina State University, where she is also currently a higher education Ph.D. candidate.

Rachel works with the following high schools: J.D. Clement Early College and Jordan.

Favorite college course: Movies and Politics
Favorite late-night college snack: Goldfish

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