Personal Statement Weekend at Mission High

Personal Statement Weekend

826 Valencia is proud to announce our sixth annual weekend-long personal statement tutoring event, The Great San Francisco Personal Statement Weekend, which will be held on October 25 and 26 at Mission High School. We’re calling on high school seniors in SFUSD to register and attend, and all 826 Valencia tutors to sign up to support them as they write, revise, and edit these important essays.

Here’s how it works: Students and tutors can sign up for one or more tutoring sessions, which run from 1:00 to 3:00 and 3:00 to 5:00 each day, with an additional drop-in hour from 5:00 to 6:00. During these times, 826 Valencia will pair trained tutors with students to provide individualized feedback on their college application essays. All personal statement and scholarship essay writers are welcome, whether they’re just starting, almost finished, or somewhere in between. We’ll have computers on hand for easy editing, as well as yummy snacks to keep everyone going!

Here are what some of last year’s students and tutors had to say about the event:

  • “[My tutor] really pulled the personal statement out of me, and I didn’t even know it was there.”
  • “I appreciated how my tutor got to know my story and genuinely helped me to better weave it into my essay.”
  •  “From what I saw and overheard and what my student and I worked on, I’d say the event was a great success and provided an amazing opportunity for students to get that coveted one-on-one support with a very important piece of writing! The students coming in and out had smiles (by the end at least) and so did the tutors.”

Excited to jump in? Registering for the event as a student or as a tutor is easy—just follow the links below!

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Students: All tutoring sessions are officially FULL. We will offer a drop-in hour from 5:00–6:00 p.m. on each day for students who have not registered in advance.

Tutors: All tutoring sessions are officially FULL. Thank you for making this weekend possible!

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Save the date and spread the word! Last year we hosted a record-setting 191 students over the weekend, and this year we are aiming to serve even more!

If you have questions, please contact 826 Valencia Programs Director, Christina Perry.

Can’t make it to the event, but still want to get involved? Please consider making a donation to 826 Valencia. Thanks to the generous support of our donors, we are able to offer our free writing programs to thousands of youth in San Francisco each year. Click here for more information.

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