More than 80 high school seniors from five YPI Promise Neighborhood schools recently participated in a Peer College and Career Ambassador program held over the course of four days on the UCLA campus.
The program is designed to promote a college-bound culture and help students learn about the college application process for both public and private institutions.
“Before this program I was overwhelming myself with doubt and questions,” said Yarikssa Hernandez. “ I now know I can pursue my dreams of applying to a UC.”
Students received information about financial aid and scholarship opportunities as well as insight into the grant application process. In addition, ambassadors received training on how to share their knowledge about campus life and the college application process with their classmates.
“I especially enjoyed the individual session with the admissions evaluator because it gave me confidence in myself and my chances of getting admitted into a university,” said Samantha Ramirez.
College application evaluators met with students to discuss college plans as well as review personal statements and senior year courses. Team building activities encouraged students to challenge themselves beyond their comfort zone.
Click here XXXXX to see a video of César Pérez, College and Career Manager, Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood, and Lead Coordinator for the YPI College and Career Ambassadors program.