AT&T contributed $15,000 to NJ SEEDS to support the College Scholars Program. SEEDS’ College Scholars Program prepares high-achieving, low-income high school students for admittance into highly competitive colleges by offering college application support, ACT preparation, campus visits, college transition seminars, life skills training, and financial aid advocacy.
After a rigorous application process, College Scholars begin academic classes with SEEDS on Saturdays during the spring of their junior year, followed by a three-week summer residency on a college campus. College Scholars resume academic classes each Saturday during senior year (fall through spring). Following graduation from SEEDS and matriculation in college, College Scholars receive support through SEEDS’ Guidance team and on-campus visits through sophomore year in college.
"NJ SEEDS is thrilled to have the continued support and generosity of AT&T. For many years, AT&T has demonstrated its commitment to providing educational access for low-income students in New Jersey through its support of SEEDS' college access programs,” said John F. Castano, Executive Director of New Jersey SEEDS. “As one of SEEDS' major institutional funders, AT&T plays a key role in enabling SEEDS to provide transformational educational opportunities for its scholars."
“New Jersey SEEDS has a strong record of changing the lives of high-achieving students from low-income families,” said J. Michael Schweder, president, AT&T Mid Atlantic. “We support NJ SEEDS because they’re making a difference in the lives of young people across the state, helping them find their path to success in college and careers.”
Schweder added the contribution is part of AT&T Aspire, which helps provide access to education and training needed to get and keep good jobs. All told, including today’s announcement, AT&T contributed $550,000 to Aspire-aligned programs across New Jersey in 2017. Follow @connecttogood on Twitter to learn more about AT&T Aspire and other programs.
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