Richmond Hill High School (RHHS) kicked off the fall semester with their annual Community Night at the end of September. This event brought together over 800 participants and included visits from RHHS SAYA alumni, a resource fair featuring a number of special interest and community partner tables, and dinner. Attendees had the opportunity to explore different displays including a community school table with SAYA staff and leadership students, a college and career zone with SAYA staff and RHHS guidance counselors and a wellness section led by the Child Center of New York. Youth enjoyed interacting with the robotics table and the RHHS robot, “Qubit,” led by RHHS staff and members of SAYA’s robotics club.
Early in October, RHHS had a college financial aid night, attended by approximately 150 students and parents. This event focused on preparing youth and their families to apply for financial aid. This year, the event took place early in the academic year, helping to ensure youth and families were informed about the process before applying to college. Topics included everything from the FAFSA and FSA IDs to income tax information and immigration services. Overall, these events were well-attended and great ways to start off a productive academic year!