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Program Description

Through weekly tutoring and test preparation, college inquiry, leadership development, peer-to-peer mentoring, paid internships, and student and community networking events, the YW LEAD Brooklyn Program will assist and empower young women in high school who are college bound. Applicants must be high achieving, sophomore girls who are motivated to go to college and willing to commit to at least 2.5 years of weekly activities, including engaging, supportive and empowering programming to help them achieve their goals and become YW LEADers at their high schools, colleges, and in their communities.

Services Provided

  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 150
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Binghamton University
  • CUNY Brooklyn College
  • Hofstra University
  • New York University
  • St Francis College