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Congratulations YPIE 2024 College Grads!

Updated: Jun 21

We are thrilled to celebrate the many YPIE alums who have recently graduated with college degrees. 🎓




Glory attended Saunders Trades and Technical High School and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Union College. She has been accepted to several graduate social work programs and has a two year paid internship with Children's Corp, an organization that focuses on care of families/children in the NYC welfare system.



Jonathan graduated from Gorton High School and received a degree in Psychology from Virginia Union University. He is a medical assistant and plans to apply to an accelerated nursing program.







Kayla attended Lincoln High School and received the Smalley Scholarship. She graduated from Howard University with a degree in Accounting. Kayla is studying for her CPA exam and was offered a position with Ernst and Young next year when she receives her CPA.





Jordan graduated from Hunter College with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology. He is currently working with Rising Ground in Brooklyn.








Valentina attended to Saunders Trades and Technical High School and graduated from Pace University. She will be working at Blythedale Children’s Hospital as a Medical Assistant in the TBI unit while she applies to Physician Assistant programs for 2025.






Lisbel graduated from SUNY Binghamton with a Bachelor's in Science in Anthropology and Minor in Education. She is completing the service requirements for Teach for America for special education in grades 7-12.






Milona went to Palisade Preparatory School and graduated with a degree in Psychology from Buffalo State University. She is applying to Master’s of Social Work programs.






Ana graduated from Saunders Technical and Trades High School and received a degree in Computer Science from Lehman College. She was accepted to Lehman’s master’s program in Computer Science for this fall and has received a scholarship for the full cost of attendance




Klanell and Keon graduated from Saunders Trades and Technical High School and received degrees in Criminal Justice from Marist College.

They are working as supervisors in the Park Ranger Department at Playland Park this summer. They are hoping to join Yonkers Police Academy this summer or in January.




Olubori graduated from Gorton High School and received a degree in Biology from the Macaulay Honors Program at Lehman College. She is studying for the MCAT exam and plans to apply to medical school.






Andres graduated from Riverside High School and received a Chemistry degree from Trinity College. He is staying on campus this summer to do research and plans to apply to PhD programs in Bioanalytical Chemistry.






Molly attended Yonkers High School and received a degree in Engineering from Binghamton University. She is staying at Binghamton for another year to receive a Master’s Degree in Engineering.







Anjilesi graduated from Yonkers High School and with a degree in Public Health from Pace University. She was accepted into the Masters in Public Administration Program at Pace University and starts in the fall.






Ashley attended Palisade Preparatory School and graduated from the University of Albany with a degree in Criminal Justice. She recently accepted a position at the Fortune Society.


(pictured with her Graduation Coaches Shannon and Patrick Daugherty)




Mona attended to Saunders Trades and Technical High School and graduated from Stony Brook University with a degree in Biology. She plans to apply to Accelerated Nursing programs in the fall.







Katherine attended Yonkers High School and graduated from Mercy University. She will begin graduate school there in the fall to receive her Doctorate in Physical Therapy.







Dayra graduated from Riverside High School and received a degree in education from Mercy University. She is enrolled at Mercy in their 5-year teaching program to teach grades 1-6. She is also considering getting a dual degree in Special Education.







Kriss, pictured with his family, graduated from Saunders Trades and Technical High School and received a degree in Health Science from Mercy University. He works as an EMT and is applying to Physician Assistant programs.





Helen graduated from Gorton High School and received a degree in Biology from City College. She has been accepted into the Physician Assistant Program at New York Institute of Technology for September.







Litzy graduated from Palisade Preparatory School (now Barack Obama School for Social Justice) and is completing a degree in Sociology from The School of the Holy Cross. She has been accepted into the Summer Springboard program and will spend four months in Spain living with a family and volunteering as a teacher. She is hoping to get a position in Human Resources when she returns.





Lashay graduated from SUNY Purchase with a Bachelor's Degree in Theater.







Congratulations!!


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