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The True Meaning of “Students Helping Students”

by Betty Monsanto I remember sitting in my freshmen dorm room watching my parents leave. An overwhelming feeling of anxiety came over me as I analyzed my new surroundings. I had worked incredibly hard in both my preparation for the SATs and research on college admissions. Alone, I had tackled the unfamiliar topics of financial [...]

2017-03-21T15:25:03+00:00 March 29th, 2016|

A Coach Goes Above and Beyond

by James Benedict Last summer I joined Let’s Get Ready as a Math Coach at the Lowell, Massachusetts site. I got involved through the Raytheon Internship Program and am extremely happy that I decided to take part in the program.  I have seen first-hand that these students are talented and motivated to do well. At [...]

2017-02-15T19:13:58+00:00 August 18th, 2015|

Video: Amrika’s Story

Amrika is the epitome of determination. Proud to be a building super's daughter, she knew getting an education was crucial to changing her life. She tells a moving story about growing up in Washington Heights and now attending the prestigious Hamilton College. Update, Spring 2016: Lets Get Ready alum Amrika Sieunarine graduated from Hamilton [...]

2017-05-25T15:07:38+00:00 April 15th, 2015|

New Paltz students providing free SAT prep through Let’s Get Ready program

From the New Paltz News: A partnership between SUNY New Paltz and the Newburgh School District through Let’s Get Ready, a nonprofit organization that supports underprivileged high school students, is making free SAT and college preparation programming available to local high school students. “The Let’s Get Ready program is valuable for everyone involved,” said Michael [...]

2017-02-15T19:01:28+00:00 April 13th, 2015|

Building Social Capital with Meaningful Impact

by Joan Walsh If you’re like me, you want to do volunteer work, but you don’t have the time or the connections to research the type of opportunities where you can do the most good. What makes me different is that my daughter works for Let’s Get Ready, so I started out attending Let’ Get [...]

2017-02-28T22:32:34+00:00 February 25th, 2015|

Let’s Get Ready Hosts “Join The Movement” Benefit

From the New England Real Estate Journal: Boston, MA Let's Get Ready, a groundbreaking organization that has provided free SAT preparation, admissions counseling, and other support services for over 22,000 lower-income high school students, hosted their 4th annual New England "Join the Movement" Benefit on October 8 at the Boston Harbor Hotel. In addition to [...]

2017-02-15T18:34:30+00:00 October 16th, 2014|

Natalie Saldana

Natalie Saldana reflects on the day she left for college. “My parents were excited and proud of my decision to continue on with my education, and I felt prepared.” Now an alumnus of Hamilton College, Natalie is quick to credit Let’s Get Ready for putting her on the path to a college degree and subsequently landing [...]

2017-02-28T18:49:17+00:00 September 24th, 2014|

Success Stories: Richard Jimenez

During the summer of 2009, when Richard Jimenez was a rising high school senior, his sister Elizabeth was selected to be a Let’s Get Ready Site Director. Having gone through the College Access Program herself, she encouraged her younger brother to apply, a suggestion that would go a long way for him. At the summer [...]

2017-02-28T19:02:59+00:00 July 16th, 2014|