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Who We Serve

13,812

high school and college students

300+

college students engaged as near-peer mentors

856

zip codes across 22 states

90%

of students identify
as people of color

91%

of students come from low-income backgrounds and/or will be first in their family to go to college

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Jumoke’s Story

Watch poet, alum, coach, site director Jumi Opeyemi weave a tapestry of New York, Nigeria, aspiration and achievement.

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Program Model

Access

SAT prep, goal-setting, and introduction to the college admissions and financial aid process.

Transition

College enrollment support through frequent, curriculum-based, two-way texting.

Success

College persistence support through frequent, curriculum-based, two-way texting.

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Join us via Zoom on Tuesday, October 5th from 6:00 - 7:00 PM EST to hear about LGR's exciting plan to double the number of students we serve by 2025 and learn more about how our program and coaches are responding to the shifting landscape of higher education.

We hope you can tune ...in!

RSVP at: https://forms.gle/MhuaSY3ngV7k2mCE7 (or at the link in our bio)

Mikalia is a @hostoscollege student who joined LGR’s Access Program at @fordhamuniversity in 2019. Now enrolled in LGR’s Success Program, Mikalia is working with her LGR Coaches Dean and Dilenny to stay on track and forge her own path to graduation. A huge thanks to @mimiplange for working on ...this project with our students.

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“Obstacles do not block the path; they are the path”- Mikalia

Education gives you a mind of your own. When you are educated, you are in a better position to make life decisions instead of living up to someone else’s. Jamaican-born Mikalia says there is constant struggle, but she never forgets where she started and always finds the strength to always push through.

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Photographer: @theoluwaseye
Hair + Makeup: @hairartistrynataliiej
Unfashion: @mimiplange
Model: @i_am_kayyla
@lgrforcollege
#mimiplange
#mimiworldfashion
#unfashion
#imdifferent

Currently enrolled at Baruch College and participating in LGR’s Success Program, Numairy joined LGR through our Access Program at Queens College Project Excel site in 2018. We’re excited to continue to support Numairy on his educational journey! Thank you to @mimiplange and her team for ...partnering with us on this project.
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“I believe education is important because it allows us to continuously learn and helps us grow as a person holistically.” -Numairy

Numairy is all about balance. He started juggling school life and family responsibilities in Bangladesh. He now knows the power of relationships and believes you can overcome any obstacles through sheer dedication and grit.

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Photographer: @theoluwaseye
Hair + Makeup: @hairartistrynataliiej
Unfashion: @mimiplange
Model: Numairy Latif

#mimiplange
#mimiworldfashion
#unfashion
#imdifferent

A first year student at @smithcollege, Tida is part of Let’s Get Ready’s Success Program. She has been an LGR student since 2019 when she participated in our Access program at the @brosis512 site in NYC. We’re excited for Tida to begin her college journey!
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...“Education allows a person to be a master of their destiny, to be independent, and make accurate decisions.” -Tida

Tida loves theater and is a youth organizer who believes in social justice. On a journey that began in Gambia, she is on a mission to amplify the voices of those in need and change this world.

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Photographer: @theoluwaseye
Hair + Makeup: @hairartistrynataliej
Unfashion: @mimiplange
Student Model: Tida Dukuray
@lgrforcollege
#mimiplange
#mimiworldfashion
#unfashion
#imdifferent

We’re so excited to be partnering with @mimiplange on this exciting project - a big thank you for choosing three of our incredible students to feature! Check back later for more pics and to hear directly from Mikalia, Tida, and Numairy about the importance of higher education in their lives.
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Unfashion is a movement.

Mimi Plange has joined forces with non-profit, “Let’s Get Ready” to elevate the voices of those who achieve greatness against all odds and obstacles.

Let’s Get Ready is dedicated to supporting students from historically underrepresented
backgrounds and helps ensure they receive a college education by building sustainable communities that keep giving back.

We selected three inspirational students from Let’s Get Ready, and gifted them their very own pair of LeBron XVIII Low x Mimi Plange “Higher Learning,” our very first sneaker collaboration with LeBron James.

In our latest campaign, we take you on a photographic journey shot by Oluwaseye Olusa, celebrating the stories of three young academics who go against the grain and embody what it means to be unfashion.

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Photographer: @theoluwaseye
Hair + Makeup: @hairartistrynataliej
Unfashion: @mimiplange
Model: Numairy Latif, Tida Dukuray, and @i_am_kayyla
@lgrforcollege
#mimiplange
#mimiworldfashion
#unfashion
#imdifferent

It’s hard to believe that summer is over! As students prepare to return to school - and some have already started - LGR is gearing up for another unpredictable and unconventional school year. The team is working hard to make sure that our Coaches are prepared to support their mentees whether ...students are back on-campus, learning virtually, or a combination of the two.

How are you preparing for your return to school? What are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments!

We’re sending best wishes to all of our students and Coaches for a safe and fun school year full of learning and growing!