New York, NY – July 15, 2014 - Khan Foundation (KF), a start-up organization serving low income and undocumented youth in the outer boroughs of NYC recently launched their College Access Program. The free program is set to begin at the end of August and aims to help students apply to college and secure financial aid and scholarships.
The program will select dynamic and highly motivated rising 11th and rising 12th grade students from Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. Accepted students will receive targeted guidance and mentorship through Saturday workshops where they will gain important information and complete assignments that will help them successfully complete the college admissions process.
Some Program Workshops include:
- College Research
- Campus Visits
- Meetings with Admissions Counselors
- Test Planning
- Strategies for Writing Strong Personal Essays
- One-on-One Guidance Appointments
- Building Your Resume & Practicing Interview Skills
- Financial Aid/Scholarship Sessions
"Preparing for and transitioning into college is not easy. It is very difficult without any assistance,” said College Sophomore at NYU, Syed Jipu.
“For most low-income and undocumented students, due to limited access, college is often an unlikely option. As a young immigrant woman of color, I know first-hand how challenging this process can be, which is why I believe the Khan Foundation NYC provides a fantastic resource for many young people to receive targeted guidance and support with the college admissions and financial aid process," said Melissa Johnson, Program Director.
Khan Foundation is an organization that strives to enrich the lives of low-income youth and rising professionals through college and career readiness. Khan Foundation works to achieve social equality for low-income communities through education, increased leadership training opportunities and community empowerment.