We were thrilled to host Impact100 Westchester’s Kickoff event on Sunday, September 22nd at the YPIE College Zone! With the support of Impact100’s Transformational grant, YPIE built our new state-of-the-art learning space, which brings together hundreds of Yonkers students each week to learn, be inspired, and be part of a community of students on the path to college.
Laura Stone, Impact100 Westchester Co-President, welcomed members of the Impact100 Community and shared the meaningful impact this collective giving organization has had on nonprofit organizations throughout Westchester.
Sam Wallis, YPIE Executive Director, gave an overview of YPIE and expressed our thanks to Impact100 Westchester for the generous support that has made this new space a reality for our YPIE students. With their support, the new YPIE College Zone is a vibrant space that students compare to “Google headquarters.”
One of the highlights of the event was hearing from YPIE students Aishe and Samantha who described how much they enjoy coming to this new space and the difference it has made in their high school experience.
During the final presentation for Impact100, Sam Wallis presented with Kim, one of our YPIE students. Kim is currently attending college at SUNY New Paltz and sent this video to express her thanks and share the impact YPIE has had in her life.
Thank you Impact100! See more photos from the Kickoff event here.