Children of the City’s (COC) wants to improve College Bound, a project of Create Success. College Bound provides 16 high school juniors with 26 weeks of SAT preparation classes through a partnership with New York Cares and Kaplan. COC has found that many of its students need to improve their math, writing, and reading comprehension skills in order to participate in the SAT preparation course. COC also found that participants need help filling out college applications and financial aid forms. COC proposes to design a new curriculum that includes basic skills training in math, writing, and reading comprehension for College Bound students in the 10th grade. It will also design workshops on the college and financial aid application processes along with workshops to help parents better understand the benefits of a college education. COC will hire a project coordinator to run the improved program.
Children of the City’s (COC) Create Success program provides academic enrichment, mentoring, and counseling services to 150 low-income youth in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.