Your Support Makes a Difference
Recently, we requested your continued support for our students at Young Women’s College Prep and shared the critical importance of our Summer Program Scholarships, which help to ensure a brighter future for our students.
We know well that...
Most students lose about two months of grade level equivalency in math skills over the summer months; however, low-income students also lose more than two months in reading achievement. (Cooper, 1996) And more than half of the achievement gap between lower- and higher-income youth can be explained by unequal access to summer learning opportunities. As a result, low-income youth are less likely to graduate from high school or enter college. (Alexander et al, 2007)
Thus, the support you provide to the YWCP Foundation, along with others in our Rochester community, is so valuable.
Will you please consider renewing your commitment to our girls? Click the button below to make your gift today.
Join me, my fellow board members, and other donors today, and know that your gift will be an immediate investment in the lives of these students!
My thanks in advance for your consideration,
YWCP Foundation Board Member
P. S. Please click here to read a short article from the Democrat & Chronicle about about a generous gift from a dedicated YWCP volunteer and supporter.
The mission of the YWCP Foundation is to break the cycle of poverty for young urban girls by increasing their economic self-sufficiency through improved leadership skills, career awareness, college readiness, and college access. To accomplish this, YWCP Inc. creates, implements, and supports innovative programs that educate the whole girl - academically, socially, and emotionally.