Filling In The GAP

College and Career Planning

Did you know that planning for 

College & a Career should start BEFORE 12th grade?

The goal of Filling In The GAP is to help young people achieve Growth Academically and Professionally. This will begin by finding ways to make the time spent in High School as meaningful as possible and assist with Career exploration and the College application process.

College Admissions are increasingly competitive and unpredictable. With Filling in the GAP, young people can learn more about them themselves and how they can use this knowledge to present their best foot forward in the college application process. 

Some students decide to take a nontraditional route path for their Post High School education, whether that be attending a community college, working, or taking a gap year. These students can use our services to help them make the most of their hobbies and skills to be self-sufficient members of society. 

I am Charlene Jones. I am a Charlotte native who attended Briarwood Elementary, Cochrane Middle School, and West Charlotte Senior High. After graduating from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, I attended UNC at Chapel Hill (UNC) and studied Sociology. While in undergraduate school at UNC, I was a member of the Marching Sound Machine at North Carolina Central University. 

Naturally, after graduation, I attended North Carolina Central University for a Master of Arts Degree in School Counseling. I currently hold an Associate Professional Mental Health Counseling License (LCMHCA) and am always developing my Professional skills through learning and working on other College and Career Counseling Certifications. 

I spent the first 9 years of my career as a High School Counselor. I am now embarking on a journey to blend my passion for School, Career, and College counseling into one through the services of Filling In The GAP College and Career Planning.