BENEFITING: Urban Upbound
EVENT DATE: May 12, 2014
The College Access Spring Campaign will help low-income students on their path to college success starting from 10th grade to college acceptance, and support them once they get there so they can graduate on time.
100% of the students Urban Upbound serves qualify for free/reduced lunch and only 2% of the students from Astoria Houses graduates from college.
Your support will help Urban Upbound provide SAT preparation, college mentoring, internship experience, and financial aid counseling to 100 disadvantaged students.
Through the College Access program, students, 95% of whom are the first in their families to go to college, will see an average increase of 210 points in their SAT score and 95% of them will attend a 2 or 4 year college.
Only $25 can support a one-hour session of SAT prep for 25 students!
Your donation will support:
- 18 SAT prep classes and 4 practice exams
- 5 week job-readiness training followed by a 6 week summer internship in a field of interest
- 24 sessions with a college mentor to receive guidance and support through the entire college process
- Introduction to financial aid workshops and one-on-one FAFSA labs to help families compare financial aid packages