It's insane to learn that 90% of first-generation college students drop out of college. And it’s not much of a coincidence 85% are low income.
Most of us are told growing up that we need to work hard and get to a good college to start a successful career. For those who are the first in their families to try though, as a nation, we seem to be setting them up for failure. NYNY's mission is to enable these students succeed. We help them realize their potential.
I've spent the last two years as a mentor-coach, and recently as co-chair of the Young Leadership Board because of how much an impact I've seen this organization have. Now I've set myself this goal to raise $10K and run the marathon because I wanted to further commit myself to helping NYNY earn the resources that makes that 90% drop-out rate go down. New York Needs You and I need your help.
So far we're succeeding. Over 90% of our Fellows have stayed in college and transferred to 4 year institutions. Over 90% seeking internship opportunities secured a placement this summer. Help us achieve more by supporting us in this year's marathon.
Support us now by clicking on “Donate” or “Join the Team” and help us raise more!
Learn more about what we do at www.newyorkneedsyou.org