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SUNY College at Old Westbury and Harlem RBI






College-Community Connections: Partnerships

award date


Grant Summary

$270,000 over 28 months for 30 Harlem RBI participants will experience college life at SUNY Old Westbury for five days during the summer following their junior year in high school. To introduce them to college-level work, students will participate in a Pre-Residence consisting of three full-day activities on the SUNY Old Westbury campus in the weeks leading up to the college residence period. During the five day residence, students will engage in orientation and resource workshops as well as in an academic program derived from the SUNY Old Westbury's First Year Seminar, "The Ethics of Engagement." During the November following the residence, Harlem RBI participants will return to the Old Westbury campus for a one day post-residence period, at which time they will attend classes and participate in workshop activities with students and staff of the school. Additionally, Harlem RBI will take 35 rising ninth graders on an overnight trip to the SUNY Old Westbury campus, where they will explore the campus and participate in workshops on college preparation, expectations and success. This partnership will serve approximately 300 students in total.