College Summit’s New York region was featured in a FOX NY story about the impact of the program on the city’s students. From the broadcast:
It was a sleepy Friday afternoon, but seniors at university neighborhood high school are eagerly preparing for what they say may be the most important decision of their lives.
College applications are due this month and next. Students are deciding which colleges to apply to, all thanks they say to College Summit.
College Summit is a national nonprofit that sends employees and volunteers into New York City schools to teach students about the college application process.
Mike Everett-Lane, the executive director of the program, says that in low-income communities only about 9 out of 100 students go to college.
“We have a peer influence model, we know the most influential person in a 17-year-old’s life are other 17-year-olds so we train a core of students to be peer leaders, to evangelize in their school and create a college going culture,” he says.
See the broadcast or read the transcript here.