Over the course of five weeks from July to August, 23 rising FLH seniors participated in an in-depth college access program. Students took part in a vigorous SAT Prep course administered by A-List Education which helped students climb over 200 points in their scores! In addition, students worked closely with the staff of Children’s Aid Society to create their personal statements, annotated college lists and began their SUNY and Common Applications online.
In combination with the college support, students took several trips throughout New York City which included a tour of Highline Park, a scavenger hunt at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a picnic at Central Park’s Great Lawn. Students were able to build stronger relationships with each other and continuously strengthened their leadership skills.
Throughout the course of the program, several guest speakers visited the students to share their personal journey and the importance of post secondary education, including CAS Chief of Staff Katherine Eckstein and the Vice President for Adolescent Programs, Dr. Michael Carrera who supplied free autographed copies of his book, Lessons for Lifeguards and shared his myriad life experiences with the students.