Everyone at Yonkers Partners in Education (YPIE) has been deeply inspired by the passion and determination of their students during these unprecedented times.
"Whether celebrating college successes, lending their voices to protests, or staying on track academically, our YPIE students are our heroes." -- Sam Wallis, Executive Director
Celebrating College Successes
At the close of a school year much different than we could have anticipated, hundreds of YPIE Seniors committed to college - most are students of color who will be the first in their families to attend college. Hear from a few graduating YPIE seniors in this video.
Calling for Justice
Since our world went into lockdown in March, YPIE students have been amplifying their voices through the YPIE QuaranTimes, a publication dedicated to share students’ perspectives and insights. Hear their powerful words and wisdom that best capture the uncertainties of a world in lockdown with the inequities of systemic racism.
Moving Forward This Summer
To address lost time and stay engaged in meaningful activities, YPIE students aren’t wasting a minute this summer. They are working with YPIE staff and volunteers to make most of the summer to prepare for the fall.
Incoming college students: transitioning from high school, navigating uncertainty about college openings, creating a plan B for the fall
Rising 12th graders: working on college essays, creating college lists, visiting schools online, diving into the college application process
Rising 10th, 11th, 12th graders: preparing academically for the fall and engaging in meaningful career-focused “majors” in science research, film, architecture, journalism, and more!
YPIE students are inspiring during “normal” times with their ability to overcome so many adversities; to see how they have responded to the world over the last few months has been nothing short of awe-some.
With the help of dedicated volunteers and the entire YPIE community, YPIE students will pursue their academic dreams and share their talents with the world.
Yonkers Partners in Education (YPIE) partners with students to ensure they are ready for, enroll in, and complete college. Learn more about making a difference in the lives of our students at ypie.org/volunteer. Follow YPIE on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.