College and Careers Over the summer, participants joined in an array college and career events such as our Annual Youth Leadership Summit, where dozens of volunteers joined our middle school youth at PS/MS 57 in East Harlem to speak about post-secondary options and pathways to successful careers. Roads to Success also hosted new College Access For All programs at schools such as Phillipa Schuyler in Bushwick and IS 499 in Flushing. Students sampled different college majors through hands-on projects, heard from current scholars about college life and visited campuses such as Yale, Villanova and Morgan State.
Educator and IT professional Bryant Estrella speaks at our Annual Youth Leadership Summit, hosted at PS/MS 57 in East Harlem. Also pictured on this panel: Jennifer Bakry from Viking Global and Nasim Peretsman from Prada USA.
Summer Camp! Throughout July and August, Roads to Success held day camps serving hundreds of youth throughout the Bronx, Manhattan and Central Brooklyn. At our K-5 program Camp Create, our days were filled with play writing, S.T.E.M. projects, athletics and a whole lot of community-building. Our School's Out NYC (SONYC) campuses gave Middle Schoolers in East Harlem, Upper West Side and Brooklyn a chance to participate in performing arts, sports, science and art. Given what a hot summer it was, campers really enjoyed cooling down with fun summer water activities each week - a summer camp essential!
Eddy and Isaac at Camp Create take a break from their theater project to enjoy water games in the park.
Workforce Readiness Meanwhile, Roads to Success hosted it's first Younger Youth SYEP program where 200 14 and 15 year-old participants spent six weeks learning workforce preparedness, making new friends and enjoying intensive courses that aligned with their interests in journalism, dance, athletics, S.T.E.M and visual arts. The summer program also included a field trip to Yankees Stadium, where they participated in a career exploration panel with sports management professionals and enjoyed a thrilling NYCFC soccer match.
Instructor Ashley Cartagena mentors a group of Younger Youth SYEP teens through project-based learning in S.T.E.M.