The following is an excerpt from a press release issued by the Schools Chancellor. To view the entire release, CLICK HERE.
NEW YORK – Chancellor Carmen Fariña today kicked off College Application Week, a coordinated effort to provide college application resources and supports to high-needs students and students who would be the first in their families to attend college. College Application Week runs November 17-21.
New York City joined the national College Application Week program for the first time last year on a limited basis, in partnership with the Higher Education Services Corporation. This year, the City is reinvigorating and expanding its participation with 161 high schools registered to host events during the week, ensuring valuable college-application resources and activities for thousands of high-school seniors Citywide.
“To compete in this global economy, our students must graduate high school with the experience, skills and knowledge to achieve in college and beyond,” said Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña. “Through internship and apprenticeship opportunities, expanded professional development for teachers so they effectively support their students, and partnerships with leading organizations across the City, we are moving in the right direction. College Application Week is a great opportunity to show our students that we believe in them, and give them support and planning on their path to college.”