Neuberger Berman Volunteers Get Kids Thinking About College

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Thanks to some very special volunteers from Neuberger Berman, several 5th graders in Washington Heights are much more prepared to experience college. Last week, students from P.S. 5, a Children’s Aid Society Community School were joined by these volunteers who proved to them that one is never too young to think about their future academic careers and college.  The students were divided into four groups named after college mascots: the Tigers, the Eagles, the Bulldogs and the Lions. The groups had the opportunity to meet with the volunteers individually who shared with them all about their own college experiences and how they transitioned into their careers.  

The youth did not waste this precious opportunity to gain some insight into what college could be like for them. Among the many questions were “Is it hard to make friends at college?”  “Do you have classes on the weekends?”  and “Is college expensive?”   The visit turned out to be a complete success with both groups learning a great deal from one another. The Neuberger Berman volunteers made a great impression on the Children’s Aid kids and without a doubt they should visit P.S. 5 again soon!