MCC Fitness will be open for limited hours of 12pm to 7pm this Sunday, April 21st, in observance of the holiday. All fitness classes for Sunday will be cancelled.

College & Career Readiness

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:

  • One-on-one and small group academic advisement
  • SAT preparation course
  • Workshops on college preparation topics including applications, identifying colleges that are a good fit, essays, financial aid, and scholarships
  • College trips and visits from admissions officers to expose the teens to a broad range of colleges
  • Access to mentors and tutors
  • Early exposure to a variety of colleges through college visits, college fairs, visits from admissions officers, and panel discussions with recent college graduates

Upcoming Programs

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.

Sophomore Skills
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.

Junior Advisory
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.

SAT Prep
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. 

Senior Advisory
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
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.


LEARN MORE:

EMAIL: highereducationinitiatives@edalliance.org 

oCALL: 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

 

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