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