is a school-based program that serves students beginning in grade 8 through grade 12. The program seeks to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education by
combating the multitude of challenges that prevent students from being college-ready, including lack of available role models, low expectations of students and families, low academic proficiency and preparedness, disconnected systems, college affordability, economic limitations, and much more. Staff is on-site at Leadership Academy for Young Men and East High School.
The program provides students with the following services:
- Tutoring and homework assistance
- Mentoring services
- Academic and career counseling
- Financial aid awareness and assistance
- College tours and SAT preparations
- Parents and family engagement activities.
Funded by the US Department of Education via New York State Higher Education Service Corporation