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Student Success Academy

The future of school counseling, SSA will provide schools and teens increased personal time for college and career by crowd-sourcing to college students.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Education
  • Location Dallas, TX, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded May 2012
  • Employees 2
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Company Summary

Currently, there is only one high school counselor for every 500 students. On average, a student receives only 38 minutes with their counselor. With technology, we can increase the amount of personal time shared by automating the guidance counselor and customizing advice. This is accomplished through our interactive videos, push notifications, and web platform that connects high school students with well-trained and relatable university students.


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    EJ Carrion

    EJ Carrion is the #1 Amazon Best Selling author of Accelerate Your Success: How to Create a Future and Stand Out When College is Not Enough. EJ started SSA after working with Teach For America assisting counselors on the south side of Chicago. Recognized as a dynamic speaker for young people on student success, EJ has spoken to tens of thousands of students. EJ’s childhood dream is to become a platinum rapper. One of his raps was used by ESPN.

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    Michael Benko

    Michael Benko started Student Success Academy when he was in college. He comes from a family background that has started and operated successful companies. He is in charge of making sure all the talent in the room works at their fullest potential. His daily operations include staff management, product fulfillment, financials, and paying attention to detail.

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