Students can participate in college tours and workshops that break down some of the barriers that face homeless teens in the college application process.
AT&T’s contribution to Win is part of AT&T Aspire, AT&T’s education initiative to drive student success in school and beyond, which includes support of STEM programs reaching students in all five boroughs. Along with its support for Win, AT&T is providing funding for programs with the York College NASA MUREP Aerospace Academy, First Star Academy, DreamYard Project, NYU Tandon School of Engineering and BRIC.
“One in ten students in the public school system will experience homelessness, and these 20,000 young people living in shelter often don’t have the same access to enriching educational opportunities as their peers,” said Christine Quinn, President and CEO of Win. She added that AT&T’s support will allow many students to head back into the school year with the knowledge and skills to apply to college and succeed in their careers.