Madison Yelle, Ignite 2015

"Back in high school, I never felt “smart” and never felt that I was as on the same academic level as my peers. Because of this, I put myself down and never maximized my full potential. The Ignite Program of 2015 helped me gain confidence that I never thought was possible. The directors of the Ignite Program and my professors showed me a lot of positivity and guidance that I will forever be thankful for. I can honestly say that because of Ignite and my newfound confidence, I am unstoppable. I have the courage to finally feel intelligent and be someone I am proud of. I am now a student of the Honors College and I am an active member of Alpha Gamma Delta. I have loved being a student here at West Georgia, and I cannot wait to see what my future holds. "

Corby Love, Ignite 2016

"I graduated from high school with not the best of grades and clueless about what my college experience would be like. I applied to West Georgia and got information about the Ignite program here. At first, I was a bit skeptical about the program, but once I got here and met my fellow classmates, mentors, and professors, I figured I’m getting a head start in college and was able to receive 6 credit hours for it. Because of Ignite, I developed great study habits, was introduced to a college schedule and starting early, and came here Fall semester with good friends to interact with."

Brooke McAfee, Ignite 2016

"Ignite gave me the opportunity to see who I really am as a student. It really prepared me for the Fall semester and gave me a taste of what college is like. I was fully accepted into this university, but my mom and dad wanted me to go to see much studying you really have to do to get an “A” in a course. If I didn’t go to the Ignite program, I honestly don’t know how I would have gotten through the Fall semester. Ignite is the way to go!"

Erin McCaffery, Ignite 2016

"Ignite benefited me in so many ways! I got to experience living alone for the first time and met some of my closest friends. Don’t get me wrong, it was a lot of hard work. We attended study sessions four times a week, but it ended up benefiting me and teaching me how to study for classes. Ignite was packed with fun activities for us like Six Flags, a Braves game, and plenty of movie nights! Not to mention, you are assigned a mentor so it’s like having your own sibling there to look out for you and always help you out. I was skeptical about Ignite at first, since I would be leaving home early and losing summer time, but all in all I met amazing people and had a great experience. Also, Ignite helps you to learn the whole campus so when Fall starts you are a pro!"