Special Screening & Discussion: Stepping Up for NYC's Youth

Friday, June 17, 2016 -
9:00am to 11:00am EDT
Philanthropy New York, 1500 Broadway, 7th Floor, NYC
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As funders grapple with programs to increase college readiness and access, a recent documentary, Stepping Up, offers insights into solutions that work.  Stepping Up follows high school seniors who have been trained by College Access: Research & Action (CARA) to work as peer college counselors in their under-resourced, highly-segregated schools.  By exploring the challenges these students face and the tools they need to succeed, the film aims to support reforms young people need to fulfill their promise. 

This special 20-minute screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker and the youth leaders working for college access.  Join us for breakfast and engage in a rich and provocative conversation with funders involved in education and youth programs.

  • How well-trained students can successfully assist their peers with the college admissions process.
  • The value-add for having peers help create college-going cultures in their high schools.
  • The additional program elements that have evolved with peer mentoring and college success.


Designed for

All interested funders.


8:45 - 9:00 AM  Check-in
9:00 - 11:00 AM  Program

Registration is required by June 16th.

Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above. (no fee)

Guests of Organizers: Please email register@philanthropynewyork.org with your name, title, organizational affiliation, business mailing address, and phone number. Please indicate by which organizer you were invited. (no fee)

Non-Member Funders: Please email register@philanthropynewyork.org ($150 fee) Please email register@philanthropynewyork.org with any questions.

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