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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

Notes from a Coach: Renee Robichaud

College students that volunteer or intern for Let’s Get Ready often report that they end up learning just as much as the peers they are serving. That was the case for Renee Robichaud, who worked as a Site Director for the program in Worcester, Massachusetts. For three years, she led a team of volunteers [...]

Notes from a Coach: Renee Robichaud2019-01-12T22:07:41-05:00

Gideon’s Story

We first published the story of Gideon Aderemi in 2011 on our older website. Please enjoy this refresher, and read ahead for more about where Gideon's college journey has taken him. At the Bronx Academy Leadership High School, Gideon Aderemi was a stellar student. He received top grades in every subject and was named [...]

Gideon’s Story2018-10-25T17:10:19-04:00

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

Andrea Magaña

Standing between Andrea Magaña and her college dreams were some extremely tough obstacles. Her family moved to New Rochelle from Mexico after she was born; neither of her parents had gone to college, and finances put private SAT tutors out of the equation. But Andrea understood that secondary education would be key to a prosperous [...]

Andrea Magaña2019-01-02T13:50:02-05:00

Rebeca Lafond

As a child, Rebeca Lafond was aware of the hardships faced by her parents, both Haitian immigrants with limited English proficiency. She figured out early on that going to college would unlock the path to success, and with her family’s encouragement she pursued higher education with a steely resolve. “I watched my parents growing up [...]

Rebeca Lafond2018-01-25T14:16:17-05:00
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