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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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Check us out on social media

This week we kicked off our inaugural Student Leadership Council (SLC) meeting! This group of 17 students represents all stages of LGR programs and the wide geographical area we serve. The SLC will be working with the LGR staff over the course of this school year to provide feedback on programs, ...help us develop new materials, and ensure that Let’s Get Ready is meeting the needs of all of our students and coaches.

Want to meet the SLC and learn more? Visit us at: letsgetready.org/student-leadership-council/

Nearly one-quarter of Let’s Get Ready students and staff identify as Latinx, so the LGR team is especially proud and excited to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month, which kicked off on September 15 and runs through October 15. Join us in recognizing the incredible contributions and influence of ...Latinx Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States!

#latinxheritage #latinxheritagemonth #hispanicheritagemonth

We love our program partners! Without their hard work and collaboration we wouldn’t be able to do the work that we do. We recently launched a “Program Partners” page on our website featuring the benefits of programming with LGR. Interested in partnering with us? Click here to learn more: ...https://letsgetready.org/program-partners/

@queenscollegeofficial @projectexcel.qc

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