2010-10-08 / School News

College Bridge Program Available For Grads

Councilmember Eric A. Ulrich is urging students who are interested in attending college, but think they need extra help, to enroll in the College Bridge Program. The 13-week course designed by the Department of Education helps recent high school and GED graduates build skills in reading, writing and math in order to excel on college entrance exams such as the ACT and SAT.

Ulrich said, “Our young people deserve every tool and resource available to prepare them for the jobs of the 21st century. Programs like these are invaluable to students who have the desire to succeed, but who sometimes cannot afford them.”

The ideal candidates have received their NYC DOE high school or GED diploma between 2009 and 2010, have a strong desire to attend college, need help in reading, writing and/or math and have a good attendance record at their high school or GED program.

Classes start this month and take place from 4 to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday at two locations: 269 West 35 Street in Manhattan and 67-68 Schermerhorn Street in Brooklyn.

Interested students should go online to www.schools.nyc.gov and type “college bridge program” in the search bar to download and print an application. Completed applications can then be submitted to Jennifer Charlot at jcharlot@schools. nyc.gov. Space is limited, and the extended deadline is Friday, so interested students should immediately submit an application. Contact the DOE Office of Public Affairs at 212-374-2437 for more information.

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