High School Students Tour Colleges with Phipps Neighborhoods

college tourA group of high school juniors from the South Bronx recently had the opportunity to participate in a Phipps Neighborhoods sponsored college tour through Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Our high school students toured campuses, learned about the schools, and were given a chance to apply with the application fee waived.

Jarissa Cepeda is a high school junior who joined us for in this years’ tour.

“Before going on the tour, I was focused on colleges located in New York. I wanted to stay close to home. But after traveling far from home and visiting campuses with different styles, I was reminded that these experiences in life are what make or break you. The tour helped me get an idea of what colleges look for in students, and helped me start the college search early. Not only did we gain knowledge of the campuses we visited, we also made connections with each other. On the tour, we felt like we could accomplish things people in our neighborhood tell us we can’t. We feel motivated to try our best. It was a great experience and I can’t wait to go next year.”

The group visited Morehouse College, Johnson C. Smith University, South Carolina State University, Georgia State University, Winston Salem State University, Morris Brown University, and Spelman College. For more information on how to get involved with our teen programs, visit www.phippsny.org/programs/teen-programs.

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