President of New Ambitions attended the launch of Growing Up NYC, the City’s first comprehensive policy framework for children and young adults. The City aims to coordinate services for young people while also providing clear metrics to measure the risks and well-being of New York City's three million children (Birth - 24 years of age).
New Ambitions programs align directly with the Growing Up NYC Policy Framework through our mission and facilitation of our programs. We harvest the community school spirit, raise ambition in students and their advocates, and centralize college access and success resources for students to discover, apply, and achieve their ambitions.
We encourage you to review the policy framework to better understand the direction we are all moving toward in youth development. You may download and review a copy here.
At New Ambitions, we believe in ambition for all students and securing their right to choose their journey.
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College Access for All: High School is a component of New York City’s Equity and Excellence Initiative. The project is expected to develop the capacity of all NYC high schools to deliver high-quality college and career planning and significantly raise the numbers of students who graduate ready for postsecondary education. College Access for All: High School underscores the City’s commitment to strengthening college access for all students by ensuring that all students graduate with a postsecondary plan and resources to enact that plan.
We are honored to be selected to be listed as an approved service provider for the College Access for All Initiative (CA4ALL) and look forward to partnering with schools through the appropriate channels to ensure more NYC High School students discover, apply, and achieve their college ambitions!
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.
New Ambitions partners with Brooklyn Community Arts & Media High School (BCAM) to implement our College Application Ambition program.
Working closely with Principal O'Brien, Guidance Counselor Ms. Lyons, and the school staff allows us to ensure that all seniors complete their college and financial aid applications. Our College Ambition Advisor is working with seniors individually and in small groups to provide customized support for the graduating class of 2015.
So far, 99% of seniors have completed college applications and now are working on their Financial Aid applications.
We are proud to partner with schools that align with our goal to help students discover, apply, and achieve their college ambitions!