The Week, a weekly periodical, featured Let’s Get Ready in its December 22 US edition as the “Charity of the week”. The paper cites a 14% college graduation rate for high school graduates from low-income circumstances. “Let’s Get Ready aims to close the achievement gap by helping [students from low-income backgrounds] and first-generation-to-college students get admitted to and graduate from university.” The Week exclusively features not-for-profit organizations that have received four stars from CharityNavigator.org, the highest ranking offered by the site. We have preserved the excerpt on our Instagram account.
Recent Let’s Get Ready press mentions have also included a note on the Hamilton College news site, which featured Christina Plakas ’19’s attainment of a scholarship to study abroad. Plakas attended Let’s Get Ready’s Access Program, which provides free SAT prep and college application mentoring, in high school and later served as a Transition Coach, helping her peers transition into their first year of college. The blurb also mentions several other humanitarian endeavors by Plakas, including work with the American Prison Writing Archive and Stop Traffick.
Special thanks to The Week and Hamilton College for recognizing the hard work and achievements of Let’s Get Ready’s students and Coaches!