Stories

We are very proud to share the voices and stories of our YPIE students! 

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ASHLEY

YPIE Scholar, 2017-2021​
Binghamton University
"I will be the first person in my family to be going to college...it makes me really proud to know that I've made it this far, I'm graduating high school and starting a new chapter in my life."
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EVELYN

YPIE Scholar, 2017-2021​
Northeastern University
“YPIE offered so many opportunities to get involved in, to help the community, and academic opportunities...The opportunities are endless.”
 
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HAZEL

YPIE Scholar, 2016-2020​
Manhattanville College
YPIE Science Reserach
“This program has unleashed passions that I would not have found in the high school curriculum. I realize I have been given a huge opportunity that not all students get in high school.”
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JESED

YPIE Scholar, 2016-2020​
Lehman College
“YPIE is definitely by far the best decision of my life. The skills that I learned in YPIE, the whole journey, taught me a lot about myself as a person and what I am capable of doing.”
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DAVID

YPIE Scholar, 2015-2019​
Rochester Institute of Technology
“From the start of my high school life to the day I graduated, YPIE has been with me every step along the way. I would not be where I am now without YPIE. What YPIE gives students greatly shapes their lives in ways they would never think possible.”
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KELVIN

YPIE Scholar, 2015-2019​
Otterbein University
“YPIE helped me to be prepared and be on the track to go to college.  I don’t think I would have felt ready without YPIE, but I feel ready now. YPIE prepared me for real life.”  
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HILLARY

YPIE Scholar, 2017-2021​
Northeastern University
"I didn't have a lot of knowledge about how the college process works in the United States...YPIE was there for me and  I couldn't be more grateful."
 
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RAHEEMA

YPIE Scholar, 2017-2021​
New York University
“Without YPIE, I wouldn't have the opportunities I have now. YPIE just helped me to do better.”
“YPIE taught me to believe in myself and try new things.”
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JOSHUA

YPIE Scholar, 2016-2020​
SUNY Albany
“Everything I learned at YPIE, I’ll bring to college and through my life. With the help of everyone at YPIE, we were able to reach the highest we possibly could.”
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KELLY

YPIE Fellow, 2016-2018​
Manhattan College
“YPIE is like a GPS in my life.  They provide the pathway and destination for where I want to be in my life.  I am the driver and if I use all the resources that YPIE provides, I know I’ll get to my goal for the future.”
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CARMEN

YPIE Scholar, 2015-2019​
Westchester Community College
“YPIE has changed my life for the better. YPIE was one of things that helped me grow. No matter where life takes me, I’ll never forget what I did as part of YPIE.”
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ALICIA

YPIE Scholar, 2015-2019​
Lehman College
“YPIE made sure I had a personal connection to college. I’ll always remember the friendships I’ve made and the help I’ve received.  If I didn’t have their help, I don’t think I would be going to college.”
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YISMEL

YPIE Scholar, 2017-2021​
New York University
"When I joined YPIE. I didn't know how much it would change my life, honestly, but it did... if I hadn’t asked for help, I don't think anything would have gone as well as it did."
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ANDRES

YPIE Fellow, 2019-2020​
Trinity  College
“YPIE has been everything -- a pathway to success. I cannot thank YPIE enough. I wouldn't be in the place I'm today, the college that I am going to without YPIE. It’s just an amazing program.”
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JORDAN

YPIE Scholar, 2016-2020​
SUNY Albany
YPIE Science Research
“Science is a subject of curiosity. Science is part of everything in the universe...Being part of this program has been one of the best decisions of my life.”
 
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CITLALLI

YPIE Scholar, 2015-2019​
Trinity College
"YPIE gave me a sense of family, resources to get into college, emotional support, help with the little or big things in life.  ...I will never forget the amazing people in YPIE. They believed in me every step of the way.
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YPIE Scholar, 2015-2019​
Howard University
“YPIE encourages students to think about college early. It means you are ahead of the game. They provide an extra push for college and are always there to help. It’s a community. It’s a family.”