SAYA Represents at Big Ten College Fair


On February 28th, Big Ten held a college fair for all high school students at The Beacon School in Manhattan. As part of our college access programming, SAYA juniors attended the event in order to gain exposure to colleges, particularly out-of-state schools. Sixteen schools were present and youth were able to talk to admissions counselors about majors, graduation rates and cost of attendance and had the opportunity to pick up brochures for further information. Youth spoke to admission counselors from Iowa, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Wisconsin, and came away from the event with a greater understanding of college options outside of New York. Here is what some of them had to say:

“It was a good experience because I got to view other schools and what they specialize in. It helped me pick a major!”--Gavindra

“This was an enlightening experience because now I know more about out-of-state schools.”--Amina

“It changed my mind on how I view colleges. By talking to admissions officers, I found out how fun college can be.”--Bisakh