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ELOs -- December 2019

College Prep -- Excel Academy at NYU (for 10th graders)

Spend a summer at NYU preparing for the transition from high school to college and learning to become a dynamic leader in your community.

The Children's Aid EXCEL @ NYU Academy is a two-year program supports 30 juniors from Fannie Lou to transition from high school to college and challenges students to become dynamic leaders in their community and beyond. Participants will be immersed within NYU’s college environment, engage with NYU professors and students in course and campus activities. By engaging with intensive critical literacy, a college preparation curriculum, field trips, guest speakers, and lectures students develop skills in writing, reading, public speaking, and networking.



Check out a photo gallery of student work from the EXCEL @ NYU Academy


Check out a flyer of information about the program.



Career Development -- CareerWise New York (for 10th graders)

Interested in having paid work experience, earning an industry-credential, and getting debt-free college credit? CareerWise New York is recruiting for its 3-year modern youth apprenticeship program.

 CareerWise New York is a youth apprenticeship system based in New York City. CareerWise New York offers a three-year applied-learning environment for high school students and an innovative talent-acquisition strategy for businesses.
With an apprenticeship, students earn debt-free college credit and nationally-recognized industry certificates through their meaningful work experience in fields such as IT, financial services, and business operations…all while graduating on-time.
Currently, Fannie Lou students have CareerWise apprenticeships at the following companies:
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Amazon
  • Accenture
  • ButerflyOne
  • Bank of America