YPIE partners with students to ensure they are ready for, enroll in, and complete college. We confront the challenges of a low-income, urban school district by providing families with equitable access to the critical tools and services necessary for college success.
Yonkers is the fourth largest school district in New York State, with 27,000 students — many living at or below poverty. Our program is among the most comprehensive for underrepresented, first-generation students, spanning 9th grade through college, with an emphasis on the social, emotional, and academic skill sets integral to our students' success. Hundreds of students each week come to the YPIE College Zone after school to learn, be inspired, and be part of a community of students on the path to college.