With the help of volunteers from Impact100 Westchester, YPIE hosted a College Application Day at Lincoln High School in mid-November. Nearly 100 Yonkers high school students signed up for the district-wide event, and received personalized assistance completing the Common App, working on college essays, creating a college list, and filling out college applications.
This event had a ripple effect! Several Impact100 members brought their spouses to College Application Day, some of whom have gone on to become YPIE Graduation Coaches. Impact100 Westchester is a 501c (3) non-profit, women's collective giving organization whose mission is to engage women in philanthropy and collectively fund charitable initiatives in the Westchester region.
Last June, YPIE was the recipient of an $85,000 grant from Impact100 to fund an expansion of the YPIE College Zone, scheduled to take place this Spring. We are incredibly grateful to have their continued support!