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Campus Bound Scholars Update

This update is to let you know we are actively engaged with our first-generation college students during the current COVID-19 crisis. 

Our Campus Bound Scholars
beat the odds in 2019!

Did you know that nationally only 27% of first-generation college students graduate within 4 years? Forgive our humble brag, but 100% of our students are successfully moving through college or have already graduated! Our scholars inspire us every day with their brilliance, commitment, perseverance, energy and dedication. Thanks to you we are proudly celebrating 6 years of mentoring and supporting these outstanding young men and women.

Oh What A Night

Our 6th Annual Campus Bound Scholars Student Awards Celebration was a huge success! So much energy and enthusiasm in the packed room as our returning upper class college students shared stories and advice with our newest scholars. Mayor Gina Picinich of Mount Kisco stopped by to tell us her first gen story, and we showed our new CBS video. Here are a few snaps from the night. 

Happy Holidays from Campus Bound Scholars

We were thrilled to be called a 'guiding light' in our recent profile in Bedford Magazine. Here is some of what writer Abbe Wichman said about our experiences mentoring and supporting first-generation students for college success. 

Celebrating 5 years of Campus Bound Scholars

It's been five years since the Campus Bound Scholars program launched. In this issue, the scholars share their experiences of what it's like to go through college as a first-generation student.

Fun news from Campus Bound Scholars

…All of our Campus Bound Scholars have been invited to a very special event at Google headquarters in NYC in January.  Our day will include a private tour, panel discussion, and one-to-one networking with a Google employee who matches up with each student's interests.

Our 2017 Campus Bound Scholars are off to college!

Say hello to Sophia Zaykowski, now at Boston College.  Stay tuned to follow her and all our scholars as they start classes, learn to live with roommates, hate the food, miss home, balance workload and social life, and all the other challenges of first year on campus.

Our scholars have been busy!

Fanny Munoz, a freshman at SUNY Binghamton,  reminding all our Campus Bound Scholars to relax and be AWESOME!  Fall is a stressful time for every college freshman but first-generation students often find the transition to campus life particularly challenging. Our adult and peer mentors are specially trained to support students throughout this critical time to ensure college success!

Introducing our 2016 scholars

Say hello to Andrew Revedacs and his mentor Jim Jaffe! At age 14, Andrew came to America from Ghana by himself in search of a better education. "College has been my dream and the reason for my coming so far." Andrew became a successful scholar athlete from Yonkers accepted to Ithaca College. 

First college impressions

Crystal Reyes, a Denison College freshman is "shocked and delighted by the different style of teaching in college. In high school we were told what to learn and how to learn it. Here I need to take a more active role in the learning process and to think for myself. There are so many different perspectives to think about!"

We're on a 'mission to transition' for college success!

2015 Campus Bound Scholar Chandell Phifer II with mentor Ken Ray at the moment they realize both chose CUNY (though a few years apart!) Chandell, a Mt. Vernon High School graduate, plans to study biomedical engineering to help find a cure for cancer.

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