College Coaching & Consulting

AYA Ed specializes in consulting services aimed at

bolstering post-secondary student enrollment.

Our Intent: Ensuring all students and learners can make the right educational decisions based on their

career goals, needs, and circumstances.

One-On-One Student Assistance

Virtual Coaching

Consulting with school districts and

non-profit and corporate organizations.

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Individual College Coaching

AYA Ed offers one-on-one virtual college coaching and group workshops to support students as they navigate a path to post-secondary education.

👨🏽‍🎓Graduating in 2025? Get expert guidance for a smoother college application journey. We offer a comprehensive package to support you throughout your junior and senior years. Contact us for more information and pricing.

  • College List Creation Support
  • Essay Support
  • Application Submission Support
  • Financial Aid, GI Bill, & Scholarship Education
  • Resume Support
  • Bi-Weekly Meetings and Mentorship
  • Parent Updates
  • Timeline Development
  • Leadership Certificate

Additional Coaching Services

College Knowledge

Career exploration & knowledge sharing

Six 30-minute sessions/year

Freshman or sophomore year

Essay Writing

Online and 1:1 support

One main essay/personal statement and four short essays

Senior year - summer/fall semester

College Knowledge Bootcamp

June 17 - July 14, 2024

Four-week virtual summer college coaching support. One-on-one and group sessions to prepare for college application submissions. College list creation, resume support, personal statement support, financial aid education & more.

Rising seniors only. Registration opens on April 1st, 2024. Contact us for more information. *FULL. Contact us for waitlist options.

AYA Ed Student Leadership Certificate

Available May 1st, 2024

This interactive, self-paced course goes beyond theory to equip students with practical tools for real-world impact. Students will learn proven leadership strategies and communication techniques that can be applied to student government roles, clubs, and community projects. They will also access resume templates and receive personalized feedback. Students will earn a certificate upon completion.

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Consulting services

We understand that organizations have different needs and resources. Our comprehensive endeavors aim to empower organizations to attain their objectives and create significant positive impacts within their communities. Our consultants have years of experience conducting college access workshops, developing and managing innovative programs and strategic initiatives, and evaluating effectiveness to make data-informed decisions.

Our approach emphasizes collaboration, enabling us to customize our expertise to each organization's unique challenges. This approach culminates in fostering positive change and advancing social progress. We bring direct experience from diverse areas, including non-profit management, public service, education, and entrepreneurship.


We bridge communication gaps and empower collaboration:

  • Strategic Communication: Develop internal and external communication plans and tools that foster transparency and engagement.
  • Community Building: Cultivate strong community networks and forge strategic partnerships to amplify your goals.

We turn strategy into action:

  • Project Management: Expertly manage projects and execute strategic initiatives, ensuring success.

We optimize your operations:

  • Program Design & Evaluation: Create effective programs and measure their impact.
  • Policy & Process Improvement: Develop clear policies and streamline procedures for better efficiency.
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AYA Ed consultants are committed to

helping students and public good organizations thrive.

Yolanda Keith

Principal Consultant & CEO

Ms. Keith has significantly contributed to leadership roles at UNC-Chapel Hill. Her responsibilities included fostering meaningful relationships with key stakeholders such as college admissions professionals, school and district administrators, community leaders, and strategic sponsors. Through these partnerships, she spearheaded initiatives focused on college admission, enrollment, equity, and inclusion.

Throughout her career in higher education and non-profit leadership, Ms. Keith has successfully developed sustainable state-wide programs, overseen federal, national, state, and community grants, and implemented efficient processes and effective policies that have made a tangible impact. She has worked with rural and urban school districts to ensure all students have access to higher education.

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