Friday, June 13, 2014

2014 Peer Mentor Program

Join us celebrating our 2014 Peer Mentors who, since October, committed two lunch periods per week to mentoring 9th and 10th grade students in the iDesign, Sisterhood & ESI programs. 

Mentors spent one lunch period per week in a mentor role, co-leading activities on identity, college readiness, and relationships with underclassmen and counseling staff.  Fridays were dedicated to "Mentor Meet-Ups" where they received leadership training and reflected on their group process. 

2014 Mentors: Arleen, Kailamarie, Jamilex, Andre, Israel, Danielle, Elaina, Angelique, Zayra, Zulfiya, Christian, and Carlos

Celine Gil, Adobe Youth Voices Scholarship Winner!

New Design High School 12th grader, Celine Gil was awarded an Adobe Youth Voices Scholarship! Out of 118 applications from around the world, Celine is one of 25 talented students chosen based on her academic achievement, artistic portfolio and participation in Urban Arts Partnership's Adobe Youth Voices program.

The scholarship will cover all of Celine's post-secondary costs to SUNY Purchase College where she will be pursuing a BFA in Photography this fall.

The Adobe Youth Voices Scholarship program was established in 2012 to unlock the creative potential of students in the Adobe Youth Voices program and support them as they continue their education, pursue creative careers and find innovative ways to improve their communities.

Check out Celine's photography portfolio from the NYC SALT program here.