We are creating a future in which the rate of student debt upon graduation will decline dramatically. Furthermore, we are creating a future in which students are well informed of all of their options and resources in terms of attending a institution of higher learning.
By implementing a number of events that engage students by providing resources that are imperative to the attainment of their goals. While all of our programs are currently in the development stage, they are exceptional. The programs and events we are developing include a Monthly Scholarship Jam, in which we will assist students find scholarships and internships in addition to helping them find them by reviewing their applications. Our Student MTA Performers Competition plans give student performers a venue to display their talents while competing for a scholarship, internship AND professional performing arts classes. Our Heading to College Boot Camp Series explores every aspect of heading to college including (virtual) college tours, and the college application process, with an emphasis on financing one's education with the help of financial advisors that will help students ascertain all of their financial options.
I went to a relatively good high school in Flushing, Queens. I got accepted to a number of schools and decided to go to a private undergraduate institution. I soon realized, when my bill came that I along with a lot of my friends were living under the false assumption that our parents would "take care of it." In my second year of college i struggled to pay for my schooling out of pocket with monthly payments that maxed out my credit cards each month. By my junior year I was faced with whether or not to take a leave of absence, and by my the start of my senior year I was dis-enrolled due to lack of payment. I soon realized that during the college application process my high school college office did not forewarn me of the financial aspect of pursuing higher education, rather I was told to pick my safety and reach schools without regard to my finances. I want to change the way high school students and parents think about attaining degrees of higher learning. I believe that had I exhausted all of my resources, did extensive research, and made a decision with a financial advisor I would be graduating with far less debt. People should support my mission because getting a degree is crucial in today's world, and in exending extensive knowledge and resources to students I might aid them, or someone close to them.