The Daniel Trust Foundation High School Mentoring Program is a youth development and academic program. Enrolled students participate in weekly classes for 15 weeks in their junior year focusing on SAT Prep, College Readiness, Career Preparation and Financial Literacy.
Daniel Trust Foundation is recruiting low-income high school juniors in Bridgeport, CT and New York, NY for the 2019-2020 academic year. The Foundation receives student recommendations for the program from alumni, principals, guidance counselors, teachers and local nonprofits.
Daniel Trust Foundation hires experienced SAT tutors who provide high level SAT tutoring to the students. The Foundation also invites corporate partners, college admission advisors and financial aid experts to conduct workshops and presentations for the students.
In the Fall semester of their senior year, The Foundation staff helps students in the mentoring program apply to college and for financial aid, reviews their college essays, helps them create a resume, and provides other academic and emotional support students might need.
Once students successfully complete all stages of The Daniel Trust Foundation High School Mentoring Program, the Foundation awards them a 4-year $2,000 scholarship (students receive $500 per year) to help them pay for the costs of their college textbooks and supplies. Even though the mentoring program ends when students graduate from high school, the Foundation continues to mentor and support the students throughout their college journey.
Applicants for The Daniel Trust Foundation Mentoring Program must:
1) Be high school juniors in Bridgeport, CT and New York, NY with a 3.0 GPA or higher.
2) Be able to attend a 1-hour youth development class and a 2-hour SAT prep class starting in January 2020.
3) Plan to attend a 2-year or 4-year college upon graduating from high school.
4) Have a desire to develop leadership skills and be passionate about community service.
5) Demonstrate financial need by providing family income information on the application.
The Foundation staff will review applications the week of December 2, 2019 and qualified candidates will be invited for a phone interview the week of December 9, 2019. All applicants will receive the status (accepted or declined) of their application on December 20, 2019.
Applications are due on Friday, November 29, 2019 at 11:59pm EST.
If you have any questions, please send us an email at info@DanielTrust.org.