Henry Street Settlement opens doors of opportunity for Lower East Side residents and other New Yorkers through social service, arts, and health care programs.
About Our Program:
Expanded Horizons is Henry Street’s comprehensive eight-year college access and success program, that is designed to ensure that high school students are college ready, admitted to a college that fits their interests and abilities, and graduate from that institution on time. All students who complete the program receive scholarships from the Settlement.
Expanded Horizons has an incredible success rate in supporting students to achieve their goals and pursue their passions. For the high school class of 2022:
- 100% of students were accepted to four-year colleges on the East Coast, West Coast, and the Midwest
- 94% of students received merit-based scholarships at the colleges they were admitted to
- 64% are attending college with support from selective programs like CUNY Macaulay Honors College, Posse Foundation, QuestBridge, SUNY Honors, and New York State HEOP and EOP
Our eight-year cohort-based model allows high school students to benefit from FREE:
- After school programming with an emphasis on college and internship readiness, identity and social justice.
- SAT preparation program (11th Grade Only)
- Individualized guidance through the college and entire financial aid process INCLUDING a four-year renewable scholarship from Henry Street.
- Academic support and coaching throughout high school and college
- College tours (overnight and day trips)
- Career exploration workshops and events
- Assistance with identifying Internship/summer opportunities
- Cultural and fun trips to movies, museums, skating, bowling, etc.
We are looking for students who are:
- A high school freshman, sophomore, or junior. We have limited slots for seniors.
- Preference will be given to students who live/attend school on the Lower East Side.
- Interested in receiving assistance in choosing and getting into college.
- Interested in youth leadership and social justice.
- Can commit to attending afterschool programming at least once a week (grades 9-11 only).
About Admission to Our Program:
1) The Expanded Horizons program gives preference to high school students who either live or attend high school on the Lower East Side. These applications will be reviewed first, and remaining slots will be filled with other students.
2) Please note that the Expanded Horizons program DOES NOT offer a standalone SAT preparation course for the general public. Juniors in the program receive SAT prep, college access and social justice workshops, attend onsite college admissions sessions, attend overnight college trips, and receive individual college counseling. Thus, students accepted into the Expanded Horizons program will be expected to participate in ALL of our programming.
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