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Notes from a Coach: Renee Robichaud

College students that volunteer or intern for Let’s Get Ready often report that they end up learning just as much as the peers they are serving. That was the case for Renee Robichaud, who worked as a Site Director for the program in Worcester, Massachusetts. For three years, she led a team of volunteers [...]

2018-07-03T17:28:10+00:00July 3, 2018|

7/28/2018 – Career Day (Mid-Atlantic) at NYU

Please join us at Career Day, a chance for workforce professionals to help our students shape their future careers. Volunteers will share their experience and field expertise directly with our students, many of whom will be the first in their family to go to college, and let them know the steps they can take to landing their [...]

2018-06-27T12:48:05+00:00June 27, 2018|

Gideon’s Story

We first published the story of Gideon Aderemi in 2011 on our older website. Please enjoy this refresher, and read ahead for more about where Gideon's college journey has taken him. At the Bronx Academy Leadership High School, Gideon Aderemi was a stellar student. He received top grades in every subject and was named [...]

2018-07-03T14:47:41+00:00June 26, 2018|

Divine Williams

At the age of five, Divine Williams already had his college picked out. “My mother and father would take me to the Waverly Diner on 6th Avenue in Manhattan,” he recalls. “Afterwards, we would go to Washington Square Park, where I became infatuated with the talent of NYU students.” He remembers seeing the students [...]

2018-07-03T14:55:02+00:00February 27, 2018|

3/15/2018 Career Launch (Mid-Atlantic)

At our Career Launch event, volunteers will offer our students insight and advice on their fields, steps that they can immediately take, networking skills, resumes, and much more. Those interested should apply below – and spread the word! To volunteer, sign up here. Details: March 15, 2018 NYU, Silver Center 31 Washington Place New York, [...]

2018-02-27T11:25:24+00:00February 25, 2018|

4/23/2018 12th Annual Gala

Tickets and sponsorship packages here. Let’s Get Ready’s annual gala is our signature fundraising event, includes a cocktail reception, dinner, programmatic auction and awards presentation. The evening will feature Let’s Get Ready’s impressive and ambitious participants –high school and college students who are part of a movement of students helping students to and through [...]

2018-03-13T17:58:28+00:00January 8, 2018|

Vanessa Fass

Every spring and fall for almost a decade, about 50 Somerville High School students received free SAT preparation and college admission counseling from undergraduate volunteers as part of a local Let’s Get Ready program. This chapter, which has now served hundreds of students, was established by Vanessa Fass (née Salazar), a Tufts University graduate. Once [...]

2018-07-03T14:55:42+00:00December 21, 2017|

1/10/2018 Career Launch (New England)

At our Career Launch event in New England, professionals work directly with students on their resumes, networking and interview skills, and choosing a career path that fits their interests and abilities. Volunteer to mentor our students at the event here. Students who want to attend the event can sign up here. [...]

2017-12-22T13:32:32+00:00December 13, 2017|

Snapshots of Transition Day

Incoming college freshmen from Let's Get Ready's programs throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England recently gathered for several Transition Day events where they attended workshops, panels, and activities to help them prepare for their first semester on campus. They were also rewarded with dorm supplied from Grad Bag, an organization that reclaims and repurposes [...]

2017-10-03T13:18:20+00:00August 22, 2017|

Former Let’s Get Ready Coach featured on official NYC alumni site

Recent Queens College graduate, Macauly Honors Program member, and former Let‘s Get Ready volunteer Rebecca Lee has been featured on Alum.nyc, New York City's first official citywide network dedicated to celebrating and supporting public school alumni. As a Freshman at Queens College, Lee provided free SAT tutoring to her peers as a volunteer Let‘s Get Ready [...]

2017-08-29T13:20:21+00:00June 27, 2017|