COLLEGE: AN OPPORTUNITY EVERYONE DESERVES
“Edgies has made me a more motivated person…The staff encouraged me to find my “fit” college and they guided me through the confusing college application process. They took me on college trips and would stay with me till 7 or 8 at night working on my college essays and financial aid applications.” — Christine, College Prep member who earned a scholarship that covered nearly all of her costs to Colby College.
We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to go to college.
Our College & Career Readiness Program ensures that under-served students in Downtown Manhattan have the resources and support to access college and to succeed once they’re there. Many of our teens are the first in their families to go to college.
COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS:
Own Your Future (Freshman Seminar)
This seminar provides youth with effective skills and tools to succeed throughout high school, while actively supporting the development of future college and career plans.
Join us Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm (dinner provided) to prepare for the PSAT. During this time you will learn key testing strategies and sharpen your math and English skills, setting you up for success on PSAT, SAT, and Regents exams.
Gain the tools and skills needed to successfully apply for college and prepare for a future career. During these sessions, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm-6:00pm, instructors will walk Juniors through the college application process, fiscal responsibility, summer internship and job placement, and career planning.
Juniors strengthen test-taking skills to increase their chances of getting into the college of their choice with a free SAT Prep course. This intensive offers students the opportunity to become familiar with SAT math and English content aligned to the newly redesigned SAT Exam. Sessions consists of large group instruction with highly-qualified SAT instructors and individualized mentoring sessions with Volunteers from New York Cares. Dinner is provided.
Tailored specifically for graduating high school seniors, Senior Advisory walks students through every aspect of the college application process. Participants are also eligible to attend free college financial aid workshops. Senior Advisory is offered Monday-Wednesday. All senior class participants must select one day a week to attend.
Senior Mentoring program runs on Tuesday evenings (dinner provided). Volunteers work one-on-one with specific students throughout their college application process. Students will learn about volunteers’ career trajectories, and how to successfully navigate job-searching. Volunteers include Educational Alliance Staff, community members and staff from corporate partner organizations.
or CALL: 646.395.4293
Get Involved: Become A College Access Mentor at Edgies
Empower a young person to make the best college choice and achieve life goals by becoming a College Access Mentor! For more information, click here.