Success Stories

Video featurettes about the incredible achievements of Let’s Get Ready’s students.

Andrea’s Story

Meet Andrea. She represents the full continuum of the Let’s Get Ready (LGR) experience. Starting as a LGR Student, then advancing as a Coach and a Site Director, to then coming back to the LGR community and giving back as a young professional who co-founded the Associates Council (our Junior Board), [...]

Andrea’s Story2023-12-29T13:48:16-05:00

Jumoke’s Story

Watch poet, alum, coach, site director Jumi Opeyemi weave a tapestry of New York, Nigeria, aspiration and achievement.

Jumoke’s Story2020-10-22T16:37:08-04:00

Melika’s Story

Let's Get Ready Alumna, Melika Forbes, reunites with founder, Jeannie Rosenthal, to reflect on 20 years of helping students get to and through college. Video by Ogilvy & Mather

Melika’s Story2021-04-30T10:13:30-04:00

Mariama’s Story

“We had two choices: let everything go, or fight. Mariama showed me that we needed to fight." Mariama has faced many obstacles, including the deportation of her father, to get into and thrive at Georgetown University. As a high school student, she received free SAT prep and college mentoring from Let’s Get Ready, [...]

Mariama’s Story2019-01-12T22:22:33-05:00

Lia’s Story

UPDATE: Lynda Baquero's “Visiones” segment on Weekend Today in New York is now here for your enjoyment. Thank you, NBC New York. Let's Get Ready is proud to be partnering with Figure Skating in Harlem, an organization that offers free skating instruction to young girls in Harlem while engaging them in uplifting [...]

Lia’s Story2020-10-21T16:01:46-04:00

Cinthia Ibarra

For a young adult, learning to overcome one’s fears can seem impossible. Cinthia Ibarra found support from Let’s Get Ready and used it to achieve her lifelong quest to rise above her circumstances and ultimately go to college.   Cinthia’s journey began twelve years ago when she boarded a plane to New York City from her native [...]

Cinthia Ibarra2018-08-16T15:10:19-04:00

Migueyli and Sarah’s Story

Migueyli Rivera and Sarah Alexander, students at Columbia University and Emerson College respectively, are alumni of Let’s Get Ready’s College Access Program and are now serving as Site Directors. In this video, they tell us about how the program contributed to their success, and why they’ve decided to pitch in. We also get to meet [...]

Migueyli and Sarah’s Story2020-10-21T16:04:43-04:00

Carlos’ Story

via Youtube, video by Ogilvy & Mather Transliteration of “Carlos Tifa”, published in El Diario on April 28, 2015. Carlos Tifa, a young Puerto Rican-Dominican from the Bronx, decided to take action when he found out that his high school would not prepare him to get into college. In his search for SAT help [...]

Carlos’ Story2018-08-16T15:13:39-04:00

Amrika’s Story

Amrika is the epitome of determination. Proud to be a building super's daughter, she knew getting an education was crucial to changing her life. She tells a moving story about growing up in Washington Heights and now attending the prestigious Hamilton College. Update, Spring 2016: Lets Get Ready alum Amrika Sieunarine graduated from Hamilton [...]

Amrika’s Story2018-08-16T15:21:26-04:00
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