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

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YPIE Scholar, 2023
Barnard College, Class of 2027
"YPIE has been one of the most accessible, reliable, and effective resources throughout my high school career...I will forever cherish the memories made at YPIE with the staff at YPIE."


YPIE Scholar, 2023
Binghamton University, Class of 2027
“YPIE has been an invaluable resource for me, providing guidance and support throughout my academic journey. I couldn't have made it this far without them.”
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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."


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.”


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.”


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.”


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.”


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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YPIE Scholar, 2023
Columbia University, Class of 2027
“I wouldn’t be in the position I’m in or going to the school I’ll be attending without YPIE. YPIE gives you a boost and helps you to excel.”
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YPIE Scholar, 2023
Hunter College, Class of 2027
"The gateway of success begins at YPIE"

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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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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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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.”


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.
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.”


YPIE Scholar, 2023
Vassar College, Class of 2027
"YPIE has been an incredible pillar of support throughout the entirety of the time I was with the program" 



YPIE Scholar, 2017-2021​
Binghamton University
"I will be the first person in my family to be going to 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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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.”


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.”


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.”


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.”


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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