EXCEL (Educational Excellence Creating Empowered Leaders)

EXCEL (Educational Excellence Creating Empowered Leaders). The mission of the EXCEL program is to provide students, ages 13 to 18, with expanded educational and career opportunities through academic, social, cultural and financial preparation for college. Students meet weekly at Hope Leadership Academy with the goal of keeping focused and staying on track with their college process.

The curriculum is tailored to be grade appropriate. Topics for EXCEL sessions include examining their goals, building strategies for making the grade, learning about colleges and choosing which ones to apply to, SAT test prep, college trips and campus tours, learning about financial aid and scholarship opportunities, and getting help in the college application process.

Sessions are held each Monday at 5:30pm at Hope Leadership Academy. All students are welcome to join the sessions, however eligibility for a limited number of scholarships is decided by a competitive review process.

To apply, contact Kenya Thomas at (212) 987-5648.
For additional information, contact Miguel Montes at (212) 865-6337.