Mentorship is an important pillar within our programming at New Ambitions. Each College Ambition Advisor is equipped with strategies to cultivate relationships with our NYC scholars. It is an element within our programming that we take pride in and encourage throughout the academic year. It's no surprise that Founder and President of New Ambitions, Rachel Johnson, has joined the NYU FOCUS Mentorship program to provide guidance and support to incoming Freshmen pursuing their college ambitions.
We are confident that the mentorship will be beneficial for both the mentor and mentee. Congratulations!
FOCUS is a structured mentorship program designed to offer first-year undergraduate students who identify as first generation college students and/or students of color (African American/Black, Arab American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Latino/Hispanic American, Native American/American Indian/Alaskan Native, and Biracial/Multiracial) the opportunity to develop relationships with NYU Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students or other professionals who can serve as resources and/or advocates through establishing an ongoing mentoring relationship.
The program assists students in creating a foundation on NYU’s campus through; opportunities for leadership development, connecting students to The Center and other NYU resources, creating unity among all participants and ultimately support the educational and personal success of FOCUS Mentees.
Learn more about the NYU Focus Program here.
New Ambitions Mirrors Framework for Great Schools
At New Ambitions, we place students' ambitions at the forefront. Our goal to help students discover, apply, and achieve their college ambitions works directly in line with the Department of Education's Framework for great schools. Our programming places the student in the center and provides a dynamic program in collaboration with educators, administration, and parents to holistically service our students. At New Ambitions, we believe that an engaging and supportive school based environment directly affects the students' motivation and academic performance.
Our strong partnerships with schools serve as a foundation to strong learning communities in and outside of the classroom.
Learn more about the research behind the Framework and its connection to the Department of Education here.