NYU Steinhardt Metro Center Saturday and Summer College Prep Academy

This year-round program for high-needs high school students provides intensive academic enrichment, test prep, tutoring, and mentoring, as well as workshops in job readiness, life skills, and leadership development.  During the summer session, students gain invaluable work experience through corporate and non-profit internships.  100% of its participants graduate from high school and go on to two- and four-year colleges.

Our multiyear support will allow this program to grow by 30%, adding 75 slots for new students to the previous roster of 280.  We also awarded an additional one-time grant to purchase 40 laptops to assist students and families with their online college and financial aid applications.

 “The program has changed me in ways that I never thought possible: I learned to open up as an individual.  The help I got enabled me to maintain a 3.0 GPA, and the staff motivated me to keep up with the struggles of getting everything for [my college] application process done. Without this program, I would have been lost in all of the commotion of high school.”