Daniel Trust Foundation is accepting applications for its Mentoring Program in Bridgeport, CT and New York City

October 10, 2018

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Daniel Trust Foundation, an award-winning youth development nonprofit organization that mentors and invests in low-income students and their teachers, is accepting applications for its High School Mentoring Program in Bridgeport, Connecticut and New York City.

 

The Daniel Trust Foundation High School Mentoring Program is an intensive 30-week academic program. Enrolled students participate in a weekly class for 15 weeks in their junior year focusing on SAT prep and 15 weeks in their senior year focusing on College Readiness, Career Preparation and Financial Literacy.

 

Daniel Trust Foundation is recruiting 20 low-income high school juniors (10 in Bridgeport, Connecticut and 10 in New York City) for its mentoring program.

 

 

Daniel Trust Foundation receives student recommendations for the program from alumni, principals, guidance counselors, teachers and local nonprofits. The Foundation staff reviews, interviews and selects qualified students.

 

The 20 students who are selected for The Daniel Trust Foundation Mentoring Program receive free SAT prep, mentorship and other academic support for 2 hours per week for 15 weeks in the Spring semester of their junior year.

 

The Foundation partners with Varsity Tutors, an award-winning national tutoring company, to provide high level SAT tutoring experience to the students. The Foundation also invites college admission and financial aid experts to conduct workshops and presentations for the students.

 

 

In the Fall semester of their senior year, The Foundation staff helps the 20 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 the 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 City with a 3.0 GPA or higher. 2) Be able to attend a 2-hour 15-week SAT prep class starting in January 2019. 3) Be able to attend a weekly 1-on-1 meeting with a mentor starting in September 2019. 4) Plan to attend a 2-year or 4-year college upon graduating from high school in June 2020. 5) Have a desire to develop leadership skills and be passionate about community service. 6) Demonstrate financial need by providing family income information on the application.

 

To Apply: Bridgeport, Connecticut students, click here and New York City students, click here. Do you have questions? Email: info@DanielTrust.org. 

 

Applications are due on Friday, November 30, 2018 at 11:59pm EST. 

 

About Daniel Trust Foundation:

 

Daniel Trust Foundation is an award-winning youth development nonprofit organization with offices in Bridgeport, Connecticut and New York City. The Foundation invests in and supports low-income students with their educational and professional goals. The Foundation also honors teachers who are making a difference in the lives of their students and communities in which they teach.

 

Daniel Trust Foundation accomplishes its mission through 3-targeted programs towards the needs of the community. These programs are: (1) a high school mentoring program for juniors and seniors, (2) a college scholarship program for graduates of the mentoring program and (3) a teacher recognition program. To learn more, please visit: www.DanielTrustFoundation.org.

 

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Mailing Address:

 

The Daniel Trust Foundation, Inc

PO BOX 320322

Fairfield, CT 06825

Phone: (203) 545-3170

Email: info@DanielTrust.org

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