College Path Mentorship Program
New York Academy Educational Services’ free College Path Mentorship (CPM) Program aims to increase college attainment rates of students from low education-level and high poverty areas of New Jersey. CPM, by providing free and quality college preparation, strives for expanding these students’ access to education who are otherwise least likely to get college education.
The program offers quality, well-rounded educational experiences by equipping mentees with not only academic, but also social skills needed for college success. Strong academic support is offered to high school students by their college mentors who assist them weekly with essay writing, resume building, SAT/ACT test preparation, etc. Mentees in this project will also receive support to pursue or discover their career interests and aspirations, begin researching colleges to pursue their goals, and define themselves as college bound students.
Mission and Vision
The mission of the program is to identify, motivate, educate, and mentor socioeconomically disadvantaged high school students in order to increase their attainment and completion of four year colleges.
The vision of the College Path Mentorship Program is to eliminate visible and non-visible barriers to social justice through education.
High school students grades 10 through 12 from low-income households in Passaic, Bergen, and Essex Counties are eligible to apply in the academic year 2021-22.