New Visions for Public Schools

Posted on September 26, 2014

To support the College Ready Program, a five-year initiative which New Visions launched in partnership with iMentor to pair students at ten of their highest-need schools with college-educated mentors. Through this initiative, all students, starting in the ninth grade, will be matched with a mentor for four years (9th through 12th), and work with their mentors one-on-one, in-person and online, to complete a rigorous, college-readiness curriculum. Funding from Cummings will support their partnership with iMentor and their work with two of the ten schools – Frederick Douglass Academy II and the Bronx High School for Law and Community Service. Through this partnership they aim to increase postsecondary awareness, readiness, and support so that greater numbers graduate high school, enroll in college, and have the skills to persist in college.