Stories

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

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.”

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.”

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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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.”  

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.”

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.”
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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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.”

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.”

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."
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.”
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