Free college, SAT preps for low-income WC families
New Rochelle High School graduate and Baltimore Raven Running Back Ray Rice was in New Rochelle this week touting a program that he says helped him get into the college of his dreams through their free college and SAT prep classes.
The "Let's Get Ready" program has been offering free preparatory services since 1998 for low-income families who may not be able to afford such counseling by recruiting active college students to serve as tutors and coaches for their high school counterparts.
New Rochelle High School student Mayan Oliveras says that the courses have already helped him get accepted into Columbia University, and even improved his SAT scores by some 300 points.
"Let's Get Ready" officials report that 93 percent of all of their participants are admitted to college. For more information on the program, click here.