Proud to Be First and CAS are excited to partner with the Lower East Side Girls Club to support 10th grade high school students towards achieving their higher education dream. The Proud to Be First Lower East Side Girls Club mentors serve as resources by assisting young women in the college search process, preparing personal essays, and scholarship research. Mentors are provided with a computer lab every other Friday to work with their mentees on honing their writing skills, as well as choosing the right college. Each mentor is assigned a 10th grade student from the Lower East Side Girls Club GALA Program. The NYU student mentors serve as “big sisters” and introduce high school students to the college application process and experience from the vantage point of a first generation college student.
Major: Psychology Minor: Child Adolescent Mental Health Career Aspiration: Child Protective Services Lawyer
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