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Review for Yonkers Partners In Education, Yonkers, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering with YPIE for the past 4 years as a Graduation Coach. I have had the unique privilege of mentoring High School students in the city of Yonkers, NY where there is a tremendous need for students to be given additional support and encouragement to do well academically and personally so that attending college will be an option for them. YPIE is truly an amazing organization whose mission is to provide the necessary guidance and support to ensure that students are ready to navigate the college application process, that students enroll in college and that they complete a college degree. Beginning in ninth grade students are assigned to a mentor who works with them until they graduate. In my particular case I am excited to say that my two original students that I began working with 4 years ago have been accepted at colleges and will be staring their college careers soon. I have already begun to work with 2 new students during their second semester as High School Freshmen and will look forward to supporting them through the next three years. It is my belief that the deep personal connections that are developed between students and adults participating in the YPIE experience will pave the way for students to persist in creating meaningful lives and careers.

Role:  Volunteer