High school students go on college tours

Last Wednesday, a group of Goodwill NYNJ Beacon 265 students went on a college tour. They joined high school seniors from their school, the Susan S. McKinney Secondary School of the Arts.

College tours help high school students, and younger students, to start thinking about the possibility of going to college. The touring students speak with college students whose background is similar to theirs. College students describe why going to college is important. The goal is to spark the interest and imagination of those students whose parents, or adults in their lives, never attended college. They visualize how their lives could improve.

Beacon Community Centers provide a wide array of educational and recreational activities for anybody ages, six to adult. The Beacon programs are designed to engage the entire community of the host school, after school, evenings, weekends, school holidays, and during the summer. Activities include homework help, music, dance, cooking, basketball, SAT and college preparation activities, basketball, ESL, Junior Achievement, Girl Scouts, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), service learning, Robotics, Project Based Learning, and much more.

For more information on services at Goodwill’s Beacon 265 program, please contact Program Director Neil Jeter at (718) 237-0852.

Goodwill’s Beacon 265 program:

101 Park Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11205

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