Expanded Horizons helps high school students negotiate the college admission process every step of the way, from College Access to College Success.
Full time college success services including but not limited to:
On campus networking meetings for College Success Counselors to meet with students one-on-one to address individual needs and then in a group setting to foster networking and a sense of Henry Street community on campus. Several of our alums find roommates while attending our on campus visits where they met other Henry Street / Expanded Horizons Alumni.
Personalized resource guides and advocacy for students on or running the risk of academic probation. Each freshman going away to college will receive a resource guide that list the location, phone number, email and department contact for all the important departments/resources available on their campus. College Success Counselors also partner with key campus officials to help address the needs of all Expanded Horizons students.
Internships and career development through partnership with the development office and the coordinator of internships. These are usually available during the winter and summer breaks.
Scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors and current college students involved in Settlement programs. Awards may be used for tuition, books and other school related expenses, supporting the continued success of program participants throughout college. Read more about the scholarship oppportunities »
Care packages to each freshman student during their first spring semester of college, sent as part of a collaboration with UNH.
Outreach with alumni during the semester using email, phone calls, campus visit and social media. Students that are in need of immediate help will be able to schedule one-on-one meetings to address needs.
Individual college counseling helps students structure their college search by selecting schools that match their interests and strengths, and feel supported throughout the application process. We also help students locate and apply for scholarships, navigate the financial aid process, and write their college essays. Expanded Horizons has a 99% rate of college acceptance for students involved in college application counseling.
SAT preparation courses are provided through partnerships with College Spring, and includes mentoring and tutoring services for 11th and 12th graders.
College trips offer an opportunity for students to visit college campuses and speak with admissions representatives, financial aid staff and current students.
Henry Street University, a summer college prep program for rising freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors, which includes college field trips, help with applications and portfolio creation, scholarship essay writing classes, admissions workshops and early college awareness.
High School Initiatives
Henry Street School for International Studies Community School is a Renewal School partnership between Henry Street Settlement and Henry Street School for International Studies, a public high school in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. This program provides a variety of services to every student grade 7th-12th and their families to support socio-emotional learning, improve attendance, encourage family engagement, and promote academic achievement including individual and group counseling, college readiness counseling and workshops, and Expanded Learning Time. The Community School program consists of a Community School Director, Social Worker, College Counselor, AmeriCorps Member, and social work interns.
Brooklyn Lab School Community School is an Attendance Improvement Dropout Prevention (AIDP) partnership program between Henry Street Settlement and Brooklyn Lab School, a public high school in Cypress Hills/East New York Brooklyn, that prioritizes student wellness, readiness to learn, personalized instruction, community partnerships, and family engagement as key strategies to leverage better academic outcomes and improved attendance not only among high-need students, but the entire school population. The AIDP Community School Program consists of a Community School Director, Social Worker, Community Resource Coordinator, AmeriCorps Member, and social work interns.
Urban Assembly Academy of Government and Law Transition to High School Program is a DYCD Out of School Time partnership program at the Urban Assembly Academy of Government and Law (AGL), a public high school in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. This "9th Period” program consists of providing 65+ AGL freshmen students with after school programming three days a week to support their transition to high school and promotion to their sophomore year through individual counseling and academic advisement, literacy improvement programming, and a variety of clubs and activities. The "9th Period" program is made up of a High School Program Coordinator, Counselor Advocates, and a social work intern.
Business of Sports School Transition to High School Program is a DYCD Out of School Time partnership program at Business of Sports School a public high school in Midtown Manhattan, that provides additional support to the 9th grade class through individual counseling, after school elective programming, and connections to academic assistance. This program is run by a program coordinator and social work interns.
Freshmen Success is a Success Mentor Program at the Urban Assembly Academy of Government and Law (AGL), a public high school in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Freshmen Success provides counseling, academic advising, and family engagement services to AGL freshmen students who have displayed chronic absenteeism as eighth grade students. Freshmen Success consists of a High School Program Coordinator and a social work intern.
Sophomore Scholars is a DYCD Neighborhood Development Area program providing academic and counseling services to sophomore students in three high schools in the Seward Park Campus (Essex Street Academy, Lower Manhattan Arts Academy, and Urban Academy of Government and Law). Sophomore Scholars provides individual counseling, academic assistance, subject-based tutoring, engaging workshops, and family engagement to 35+ sophomore students. Sophomore Scholars consists of a High School Program Coordinator, High School Tutors, and a social work intern.
The Middle School Success Center (MSSC) is a located in the Corlears Complex in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The MSSC is a Department of Education program that services the students of three middle schools (University Neighborhood Middle School, Collaborative Academy for Science and Education, and Henry Street School for International Studies) with assistance with the high school application process, by providing counseling, high schools visits, and both in-school and family workshops. The MSSC program consists of a program coordinator and an advisor.