SCO “College Shower” Prepares Brownsville Youth for College Life
August 23, 2018 / SCO News
Brooklyn, NY SCO Family of Services hosted a “College Shower” at The Gregory Jackson Center for Brownsville on August 4th for college bound freshmen from Brownsville and neighboring communities.
SCO partnered with Community Solutions to provide each student a free college pack filled with essential school and dorm supplies, teach students what to expect as they enter college and inform them about resources available to help smooth the transition to college life. The College Shower also offered attendees an ongoing community of support that they can turn to for guidance and encouragement throughout their college experience.
SCO devotes a variety of resources to encourage and support youth academically as they pursue a path towards success. But while many students achieve their goal of gaining college admission in spite of the significant challenges they face, a vast majority attend college with little to no financial or emotional support.
Incoming freshman often face challenges related to feeling isolated, financial aid/money management or obtaining employment to secure housing. Issues of this nature can escalate quickly and have a significant impact on academic performance. Despite their best efforts, many students are unable to overcome these challenges and drop out after their first year. The College Shower was created to help students prepare for and avoid some of these issues
SCO Family of Services is hoping to turn the College Shower into an annual event.
4 out of 5
runaway or homeless youth leaving our transitional living programs are engaged in educational pursuits or gainful employment
of children in our early education centers met or exceeded national mathematics performance standards