HELP SJI Free ACT Program

FREE Online ACT Prep for 8th-12th graders


3 Easy Steps to Participate
1. Click the flyer above to complete the registration survey
2. Upon receipt, students will receive directions to sign-up for an ACT exam date and to download the meeting software
3. Sign-in on your test date to take the FREE group online ACT diagnostic exam


Participants Will Receive
-Access to the FREE group online ACT diagnostic exam
-Access to the live and/or taped online tutoring sessions
-Access to the customized online ACT prep with 6 full tests & over 1,600 practice questions
-Entry into HELP SJI’s Sports Memorabilia Raffle with prizes that include signed items from our array of professional sports partners
-“College Funding Strategy” Tips and FREE parent webinars from TheCollegeMoneyTeam


Program Information

E.L. Tarlton & Associates, Inc., Higher Education & Learning Professional Consulting, Inc. (HELP) and its “Social Justice Initiative,” The Lane of Hope Foundation, The Fast Lane Foundation, The McNeil Foundation and the Teach a Child to Fish Foundation have all partnered to deliver free ACT exam prep and tutoring services to youth across America in partnerships with an array of awesome youth-serving organizations and foundations.

The focus of the collaboration is an effort to provide high-impact, shelter-in-place, data-based college, and career readiness programming to students during the current national COVID-19 crisis and school shut-downs.

“We were looking for an opportunity for our members to take part in the NFL’s Inspire Change Initiative in addressing social justice issues, especially in the 37 communities that we have alumni chapters,” says NFL Alumni President Bart Oates. “Through this partnership, we feel that we have created the opportunity for the NFL Alumni to join in the movement, during these trying times, in a meaningful way.”

Last year, HELP teamed up with 32 former NFL players, local law enforcement and community leaders to deliver college and career readiness as well as social justice programming to 10 high school varsity football teams across three states (Texas, Georgia, and Louisiana). From the 2-day workshops, the following is a sample of key data points that highlight the impact of the program on both youth and law enforcement:

Trust was built: 90% of students and 98% law enforcement “Strongly Agree” or “Agreed”

The ability to have challenging conversations on social justice issues were established: 89% of students and 96% law enforcement “Strongly Agree” or “Agree”

College & Career Readiness knowledge was increased: 91% of students and 96% law enforcement “Strongly Agree” or “Agree”

HELP’s program can be used as a model for improving law enforcement interactions with students: 93% of students and 98% law enforcement “Strongly Agree” or “Agreed”

Students interest in a career in law enforcement increased: Scores went from 29% “Strongly Agree” or “Agree” before the workshop to 82% after

This year, HELP and its “Social Justice Initiative,” in addition to increasing it law enforcement partners, have also increased its support base by including all sports, its population by including all genders, but also its reach by teaming up with The Lane of Hope Foundation, The Fast Lane Foundation, The McNeil Foundation, and Teach a Child to Fish Foundation, all of which are non-profits run by former NFL players.

“Many organizations were searching for a program that could be modeled and provide data towards best practices and we feel that HELP’s “Social Justice Initiative” which at it’s core features college and career readiness in addition to its social justice curriculum, not only addressed that need, as shown by last year’s high-impact statistics but also shows its ability to be flexible and dynamic through this year’s COVID-19 inspired online ACT exam prep program,” said HELP Consulting, Inc.’s President & CEO, and its “Social Justice Initiative” Executive Director, Edward L. Tarlton, Ph.D.


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English Review 1
Wednesday, Aug 17 1:00 pm

Math I Review 1
Wednesday, Aug 19     6:00 pm

Math II Review 1
Saturday, August 22       1:00 pm

Science Review 2
Monday, August 24       6:00 pm

English Review 2
Wednesday, Aug 26 6:00 pm

Math I Review 2
Saturday, Aug 29     1:00 pm

Math II Review 2
  Monday, Aug 31       6:00 pm

Science Review 2
Wednesday, Sept 2        6:00 pm