Who We Are


ACADEMIC SUCCESS was formed in 2013 by several members of World Harvest Church. Born out of a perceived need among high school students to better understand post-secondary educational opportunities available to students.

ACADEMIC SUCCESS provides various opportunities for students to learn about 2 year and 4 year colleges, technical schools, educational financial planning, standardized testing, and admission requirements. This is accomplished by college tours, informational meetings, seminars and workshops.


“Academic Success has been a tremendous asset to the students at World Harvest Church.  Putting a tangible goal in front of the students allows them to stretch their faith to achieve it.  I’m proud of the Academic Success team for helping students reach higher and go further in their academic lives!” Chris Hufton, Director, Student Ministries


“My trip to Kennesaw State last year with Academic Success ended up with me applying and being accepted.”   Jasmine C., sophomore KSU

“I believe this ministry is helping bring vision and the reality of where our students can go. These trips are taking the abstract and moving them into reality. It’s bringing life to their hopes and dreams.” Rochelle Fox, Parent/Teen Reach Leader


More students graduating high school and attending top tier and four year colleges

Students more aware of the educational opportunities available to them.

Parents and students awareness of college funding options.

Early exposure and better preparation for college admission requirements.

What we've done

ACADEMIC SUCCESS has conducted over 12 college tours to both 2-year technical and 4-year universities throughout Georgia, including: UGA, Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State, Georgia State University, Georgia southern University, Mercer University, Berry College, Chattahoochee Technical College.

ACADEMIC SUCCESS has hosted a number of workshops and seminars including "Are You College Bound" Seminar, The Comprehensive College Planning Workshop, "Show Me The Money" Scholarship Event, and College Financial Aid Workshop.
In addition, we have conducted 2 off-site  College Information seminars in Clarkston, GA and in downtown Atlanta ("Celebrate Atlanta")
ACADEMIC SUCCESS has established the Parent2Parent service which enables parents to personally consult with Academic Success on any questions or concerns relative to College admissions and Financial Aid. For more information please email Shade Aladesanmi here


Dr. Ranti and Mrs. Shade Aladesanmi

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hart

Mr. Chris Hufton, Director WHC Student Ministries

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Jones


Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Okoobo

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Parks

Mr. and Mrs. Art Sheffield


Mrs. Jackie Parks Email

Mrs. Shade Aladesanmi Email


The 3rd Annual Academic Success Scholarship Fund for Academic Year 2019-2020

Academic Success is proud to announce that this year, in May 2020, we will present the third-ever Academic Success Scholarship to three (3) deserving Seniors. We want to thank the Men's Ministry of World Harvest Church for funding the first year of this scholarship fund. The application deadline is April 30th. You will find out if you have received the scholarship by May 22nd.