Making Work-Study Work
Establish a college student led mentorship program in NYC colleges through Federal Work-Study to prepare high school students for college by aiding the college application process.
1. Universities can seek out partnerships with organizations like National College Advising Corp that connect low-performing high schools with mentorship programs and provide training for college students.
2.College mentors have mandatory training and will be required to commit one year to high school students. Qualified mentors will receive work-study funds for training and mentorship and those that do not will receive school credit for training and mentorship.
3.High school juniors and seniors who have participated in the mentorship program can become mentors to sophomores and freshmen, once they enroll in a NYC college. High school students who mentor will receive community service credit for school as well as recognition when applying to college through Federal Student Aid.