Yonkers Partners in Education Update

Published Thursday, July 30, 2020

Yonkers Partners in Education (YPIE)
At Yonkers Partners in Education (YPIE), we have been deeply inspired by the passion and determination of our students during these unprecedented times. Whether celebrating college successes, lending their voices to protests, or staying on track academically, our students are our heroes. We're proud to share why.

Celebrating College Successes

At the close of a school year much different than we could have anticipated, hundreds of YPIE Seniors committed to college - most are students of color who will be the first in their families to attend college. Hear from a few of our graduating YPIE seniors in this video.

Calling for Justice

Since our world went into lockdown in March, YPIE students have been amplifying their voices through the YPIE QuaranTimes, a publication dedicated to share students’ perspectives and insights. Hear the powerful words and wisdom from our students that best capture the uncertainties of a world in lockdown with the inequities of systemic racism.

Moving Forward This Summer

To address lost time and stay engaged in meaningful activities, YPIE students aren’t wasting a minute this summer. They are working with YPIE staff and volunteers to make most of the summer to prepare for the fall.

  • Incoming college students: transitioning from high school, navigating uncertainty about college openings, creating a plan B for the fall
  • Rising 12th graders: working on college essays, creating college lists, visiting schools online, diving into the college application process
  • Rising 10th, 11th, 12th graders: preparing academically for the fall and engaging in meaningful career-focused “majors” in science research, film, architecture, journalism, and more!

Our students inspire us during “normal” times with their ability to overcome so many adversities; to see how they have responded to the world over the last few months has been nothing short of awe-some.

We know with the help of our dedicated volunteers and the entire YPIE community, our students can pursue their educational dreams and achieve upward mobility for themselves and their families.

Yonkers Partners in Education (YPIE) partners with students to ensure they are ready for, enroll in, and complete college. Learn more about making a difference in the lives of our students at ypie.org/volunteer.

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