Subject: Introducing Our 2016 Campus Bound Scholars

Say hello to Andrew Revedacs and his mentor Jim Jaffe! At age 14, Andrew came to America from Ghana by himself in search of a better education. "College has been my dream and the reason for my coming so far." Andrew became a successful scholar athlete from Yonkers accepted to Ithaca College. Mentors have been critical to the success of this determined young man who has "seen the terrible circumstances that many innocent people must live in." Jim Jaffe, a retired teacher, has successfully mentored two previous Campus Bound Scholars with his wife, Board of Directors member Laura Jaffe.
We're so proud to introduce our inspiring Campus Bound Scholars and their wonderful mentors! This year we accepted 10 outstanding young men and women of all ethnic backgrounds from throughout Westchester County, each of whom is the first generation in their family to attend college. Each student is paired with their own equally determined and impressive adult mentor to help them successfully transition to the world of higher education and eventually earn a college degree.
Mentor Michelle Fatibene with her two Campus Bound Scholars. Fanny Munoz (left) an award winning graduate of Fox Lane HS, will work closely with Michelle to settle into her new life at SUNY Buffalo. Fanny comes from a hardworking, close knit family who are very proud she is the first one to attend college. Hanami Robles (right) worked with Michelle throughout her recently completed freshman year at SUNY Binghamton, where she earned top grades and even became a tutor to other students struggling with college material.


We have come to expect great things 
from Crystal Reyes, shown here with her mentor Amy Peck. Crystal just completed her first year at Denison University. She loves Denison but found her freshman year there surprising and challenging in many ways. Click here to see a clip of Crystal talking about her expectations versus the reality of college life at our recent Campus Bound Scholars reception.

 
Mentor Ken Ray with Granderson Cross (left) and Chandell Phiffer (right), his two Campus Bound Scholars. Granderson, a graduate of Mt. Vernon High School, will study engineering at SUNY Buffalo. Chandell just completed his first year of engineering at City College of NY so they had plenty to discuss. Chandell was chosen to become a Peer Mentor as part of our new program to provide an extra layer of support to our first gen college freshmen. 
Please donate to our 'mission to transition' and help these students succeed!  

Every dollar helps support our Campus Bound Scholars
$    75 buys transportation to campus
$  200 buys dorm room supplies
$  400 buys books & supplies for one semester
$1000 buys all the above for both semesters
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