During my second year at Colgate University, I got involved with Let’s Get Ready upon a suggestion from a random classmate. Yet, as I look back at my career as a classroom teacher, admission counselor, and college advisor, my time with Let’s Get Ready doesn’t feel random at all. Initially, I was apprehensive about [...]
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I first joined the Let’s Get Ready team as a Verbal SAT content coach in the Spring of 2019. My undergraduate program had a requirement for volunteer hours and coaching seemed like a way to complete those in an enjoyable way. That one night a week spent at our NYU site quickly became one [...]
On Wednesday, November 17th we came together with some of our partner to discuss the ways in which LGR can aid your students and school/community- based staff as we continue to navigate post-secondary planning in this new climate. Click on the video to the left to also from our partners about how they are leveraging [...]
Southern Maine Community College has launched a new mentoring program where students will receive guidance and support via text from other college students as part of SMCC’s commitment to student success. The program is offered in partnership with Let’s Get Ready (LGR), a nonprofit organization that provides support with its near-peer coaching model to [...]
On Tuesday, October 5th we shared about LGR's exciting plan to double the number of students we serve by 2025. Click on the video to the right to learn more about how our program and coaches are responding to the shifting landscape of higher education.
Navigating the college admission process is challenging for many high school students and their families who want the best for them. The process requires significant knowledge and nuance, a privilege and resource many families do not have. This is why Let’s Get Ready is committed to making the process accessible to students and [...]
Let’s Get Ready is a community of many. Students, alumni, staff, and partners work together to advance a mission that supports students from underserved backgrounds as they pursue their goal of earning a college degree. Our collective dedication to the mission, however, comes from our unique lived experiences that have shaped who we [...]
College Signing Day is an opportunity to celebrate students committing to pursue their educational goals. Here at Let’s Get Ready, we want to champion, support and celebrate our Transition students that have selected their new home away from home. Coming off #GradWeek2021, we are excited to usher in the next crop of students beginning [...]
Thank you for celebrating the Let’s Get Ready Class of 2021 with us last week! If you missed the celebration, you can view a quick two-minute highlight reel to the left. If you want to check out the full events, you can do so here: Student and Coach Panel Graduation Celebration [...]
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