Join Forces with Bridgehampton National Bank and AT&T to guide and prepare first generation college students
Getting into, and staying in college is tough today – in fact, only 40% of entering freshman will complete their degree within six years. For first generation college students that figure is even more astonishing. 89% of first-generation college students do not complete their college degree.
Research shows that those who successfully complete school have been well prepared, knowing what it will take to get into school; how to choose a school that will be right for them; and had effective test prep and application guidance. Imagine how hard that must be for first generation college students whose information and preparation for higher education may be limited.
How this project makes a difference
It’s like having a personal guidance counselor to help navigate the entire process, and beyond. This is critical for students whose families may not be able to afford test prep, college visits and other vital steps towards successful higher education.
This goodcircle project will fund a 5-year holistic college prep program that prepares kids for the college experience. The goal is to increase their college options, have a plan to meet financial commitments, and be better equipped to stay in school and earn a degree.
What is holistic prep?
The Center College Prep Program helps students get into and stay in the right school for them with support that begins freshman year of high school and continues through freshman year of college.
- Freshman and Sophomore students will attend sessions throughout the year learning what to expect from college life; the importance of community service and volunteerism; introduction to college testing; sports and college
- Juniors will travel to local college fairs and an overnight college tour and will have one-on-one sessions with counselors as well as PSAT/SAT prep classes.
- Seniors will have one-on-one prep sessions on applications; essay writing, financial aid applications, scholarship search and more.
- College Freshmen will have an ongoing trusted resource to help them adjust to their new environs and expectations.
The cost for the program is $57,950, covering personnel, computers and equipment, travel and accommodations, and materials and supplies. AT&T, BNB (Bridgehampton National Bank) and the Leo Rosner Foundation have come together to match donations up to $25,000. With your help – we can raise the remaining $30,000 needed. Donate any amount and spread the word. Be social! The more who know, the more good can happen.
Good people. Good business.
Bridgehampton National Bank has taken a proactive role in supporting the communities it serves for over 100 years. The bank believes in the importance of corporate responsibility and knows the difference time and funds can make to the local non-profit organizations that make our communities strong. As the fastest growing community bank based on Long Island, BNB is involved with organizations that support youth programs, the environment, health and human services, the arts and much more.
AT&T’s long held this core value: We do not simply support our communities; we are members of them, too. That’s why for more than a century At&T has helped shape those communities though their philanthropic efforts. Through volunteerism and giving, our people make a difference. For more than 27 years, the AT&T Foundation has been pivotal in enriching and strengthening the diverse communities we serve. The Foundation supports nonprofit organizations and programs that foster inclusion and create opportunities for diverse populations.
- Ernest Mosley
- John Vitello
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- The Leo Rosner Foundation
- Bridgehampton National Bank
Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center
The purpose of the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center is to support and motivate low income and minority children and adults to achieve their maximum potential. This is accomplished by offering the highest quality child care, youth programming, assistance through educational and enrichment programs. The Center offers teen groups and activities. There are adult development services, educational and recreational programs.
It is a lifeline for many in the community. Their children flourish in the many programs and play safely on the farm fields donated to create The Center in the 50’s. Over 150 families participate annually. Close to 50% of these families are Latino, 40% are African American, and 10% other. The majority of the families are working parents, often with multiple jobs and single parent households.
Learn more here.
BNB Bank has taken a proactive role in supporting the communities it serves for over 100 years. The bank believes in the importance of corporate responsibility and knows the difference time and funds can make to the local non-profit organizations that make our communities strong. As the fastest growing community bank based on Long Island, BNB Bank is involved with organizations that support youth programs, the environment, health and human services, the arts and much more.
Learn more here.
AT&T: Impacting Lives. The company is committed to enriching and strengthening communities across the country through the AT&T Foundation. AT&T supports programs that address quality-of-life issues, with an emphasis on improving education and advancing community development. Within AT&T’s service region, the Foundation consistently reaches ethnic and racial minority groups with its grant-making at levels surpassing these groups’ proportion of in-region population.
Learn more here.