YPIE Coach: News You Can Use
November 2019

Dear YPIE Coaches,

Thank you for getting the school year off to a great start!

We have some exciting news to share with you and a few important details that we want to make you aware of. Dates of school and YPIE College Zone closures are listed below.

As always, thank you so much for all the work that you do. Please feel free to reach out with any questions.

Thank you,
Steve

Listen
Please join us for a Scholar Excursion! If you’re interested in chaperoning an upcoming excursion, please email me.

Wednesday, Nov. 13th: Scholar Excursion to Broadway - Thanks to a thoughtful and generous YPIE friend, we have 25 tickets to The Great Society at Lincoln Center 7 pm show. Please encourage your Scholars to reach out to their Readiness Managers for more information.

Saturday, Dec 14th: Scholar Excursion to Julliard, NYC. Details coming soon.

Connect
YPIE in the Media: We were proud to have YPIE Executive Director, Sam Wallis quoted in this NYT article discussing how multi-year programs like YPIE’s help low-income students navigate college.

YPIE Gala: Many thanks to all who were able to join us for the YPIE Gala. More than 500 friends filled a magically lit room in Sarah Lawrence College’s new Barbara Walters Campus Center to help make the dream of college a reality for thousands of Yonkers students. YPIE announced the establishment of the Wendy R. Nadel Volunteer Legacy Award , sponsored by the Cross County Shopping Center, a way to recognize our deeply committed volunteers for years to come. Check out photos from the night here!

Coach
Life Hack of the Month: As we near Thanksgiving, consider working with your Scholar on expressing gratitude by encouraging them write a thank you note to an adult in their lives (a parent, teacher, family member, friend). Click here for more information on how to support your Scholar with this skill.

Coach Recruitment: We are excited to welcome our newest class of YPIE Scholars! These new 9th grade students will need awesome Graduation Coaches (just like you!). We will train new coaches on Thursday, February 20. Please share this volunteer opportunity with your networks. Prospective volunteers can sign up here!

Exciting News!
We are bursting with pride and so excited to congratulate our NINE (!!!) QuestBridge National College Match finalists! This is an amazing opportunity that may result in a full four-year scholarship. Simply being selected as a finalist is a tremendous honor - we are so glad that our students are being recognized for their hard work and so grateful to our many volunteers who helped students complete the demanding and complex applications!

Key Dates
Tue, Nov. 5th: Election Day - Schools are closed. YPIE College Zone is open.

Thur, Nov. 7th: Sophomore Family Night at the YPIE College Zone from 6 to 7 pm. Please confirm with your Scholar(s) that they are attending.

Fri, Nov. 8th: First Marking Period Ends

Mon, Nov. 11th: Veteran's Day - Schools and YPIE College Zone are closed.

Thurs/Fri, Nov. 28th and 29th: Thanksgiving - Schools and YPIE College Zone are closed.

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