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.
- Juliane Dressner, Filmmaker, Stepping Up
- Enoch Jemmott, Student, Cortland State University
- Karoline Jimenez, Student, Borough of Manhattan Community College
- Christine Rodriguez, Student, Eugene Lang College at The New School
- Cassie Schwerner (Moderator), Senior Vice President of National Partnerships, Schott Foundation for Public Education
All interested funders.
8:45 - 9:00 AM Check-in
9:00 - 11:00 AM Program
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