The honors consist of an Education Standard of Excellence award from the Web Marketing Association and two silver W3 awards in the categories of Education and Structure & Navigation from the International Academy of the Visual Arts.
VSAC launched the Start Where You Are college access program in 2007 with seed money from the Vermont Legislature and has developed it with funding from a federal College Access Challenge Grant. The program uses a variety of tactics to motivate Vermont students to explore careers and continue their education beyond high school.
KSV helped VSAC design the original project, including the fun and interactive Start Where You Are Web site for Vermont teens and parents, winner of three awards in 2008. The recent Web awards honor a new component of the site devoted to resources for educators and other professionals who work with Vermont youth on career planning.
Kelliher Samets Volk is a marketing group with offices in Burlington, New York City, and Boston. VSAC is a public nonprofit that helps Vermonters plan and pay for education beyond high school.