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Welcome to Our 2021 Summit Scholars!

December 7, 2021

Summit welcomes this year’s cohort of 15 high school students to the Summit Scholars program (a 50% increase over last year)! We are thrilled to be working with these students, and committed to continuing to grow this program in the years to come.

Summit has made it a priority to be more aware of our place in the community, and to do something about the systemic inequality we see around us.  Tutoring is what we know and what we do best, so we are giving back in a way that provides the biggest impact: free, one-one-one, individualized SAT and ACT tutoring to students in underserved communities of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York. In addition, we are grateful that several of our independent Educational Consultant partners are volunteering their time to provide free college admissions coaching to Summit Scholars, who do not typically have access to these resources in school.

Meet the Fall 2021 Summit Scholars

These students impressed us with their outstanding grades and coursework, but, even more importantly, they are leaders in their communities — inspiring both their teachers and peers alike. Summit is honored to be working with this group of students, and look forward to supporting their plans for post-secondary education through standardized testing success.

Tayana A., Boston, MA

Joseph A., Stamford, CT

Aparajita B., New York, NY

Sandra C., New York, NY

Nashallie F., New York, NY

Jydin H., New York, NY

Leah L., New York, NY

Fernando M., Boston, MA

Alexa M., New York, NY

Janichka N., Boston, MA

Chinaza O., New York, NY

Jocelyn T., Boston, MA

Aldo T., Belleville, NJ

Eliana V., New York, NY

Genesys V., New York, NY

How It Works

To recruit this new cohort of high school students, we have again partnered with four organizations: Rosie’s Theater Kids and Columbia’s Double Discovery Center in New York City, Future 5 in Stamford, and Fenway High School in Boston.

Each of these four non-profits has a mission closely aligned with Summit’s own of helping students reach their full potential. Rosie’s Theater Kids enriches children’s lives through arts education. The Roger Lehecka Double Discovery Center supports first-generation college attendees from low-income households through and beyond college. Future 5 connects low-income, high-initiative students in Stamford, CT to resources that help them successfully transition from high school to college or careers. And Fenway High School provides high-quality, personalized education to Boston students, over 90% of whom are people of color.

We are grateful for the assistance of our staff and tutors, partner organizations and consultants, and are excited to be working with such an exceptional group of students!

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