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Support Let’s Get Ready by Eating Froyo

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From the greatest person you’ll ever meet, Max Owen-Dunow ’15 (no seriously, you need to talk to him if you haven’t):

Let’s Get Ready is a free SAT tutoring and college counseling program that serves underserved high school students from Middletown and Meriden. Our students are from low-income families (they receive free or reduced-price lunches at school) and/or are first-generation college-bound students. Let’s Get Ready aims to equal the playing field by providing low-income students with the same chance at getting into a great school that students from high-income families that can afford expensive SAT prep classes have.

We’re raising money to support our program and we need your help!

From Monday April 7th through Sunday April 13th, FroyoWorld has generously offered to donate 20% of your purchase to the Wesleyan Let’s Get Ready program. It’s the perfect excuse to get froyo three (or ten) times in a week and celebrate the fact that we’re finally, finally getting some good weather.

*In order to make your purchase count, please remember to mention to the cashier that you’re participating in the Wesleyan Let’s Get Ready fundraiser.* If you don’t say anything, we don’t get our money!

Thanks so much for your help! See you on Main St.!

Date: Now through Sunday, April 13th
Time: All the time (for real though, froyo is mad delicious)
Place: FroyoWorld at 386 Main Street
Facebook event: HERE

Apply to Coach for Wesleyan Let’s Get Ready!

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From two ladies who can tell you how to get that golden 2400 (maybe?), Chloe Rinehart ’14 and Lucy Britt ’14:

Did you love the SAT? Probably not. Do you love college? We’re guessing so. Want to help local high school students prepare for the SAT so that they can get into and love college too??

Apply to be a coach—a tutor, mentor, role-model—with Let’s Get Ready!, a non-profit organization that provides free SAT preparation and college admissions counseling to socioeconomically disadvantaged and otherwise under-served high school students.

The Wesleyan program of LGR partners with Platt High School in Meriden to work with high school juniors and seniors from Middletown, Platt, and Maloney High Schools on the SAT, college applications, and financial aid information.

As a coach, you will be committing to volunteer with us once a week for 3 hours, teaching a group of 4-5 students either the Math or Critical Reading and Writing sections of the SAT.

Come volunteer with LGR! Applications can be found at THIS LINK, and are tentatively due Sunday, September 15th!

Deadline: September 15th
Link: Standardized testing is a social construct

Let’s Get Ready is Looking for Coaches

A message from perpetually enthusiastic sweethearts Emily Schwed ’15  and Max Owen-Dunow ’15:

Let’s Get Ready is a nonprofit organization that provides free SAT tutoring and college counseling for underserved high school students in the Middletown area. It has chapters in over 20 schools across the Northeast, and the Wesleyan program is currently recruiting coaches!

We need volunteers to coach for either the verbal or the math SATs for two and a half hours one night a week. Each coach has a class of the same five kids every week, so it’s a great opportunity to get to know the students one-on-one and make a real impact on their college application experience. For a tiny time commitment, you get to build a great relationship and have a huge impact on some students who could really use your help.

Interested?

Let’s Get Ready Info Session

From Martine Seiden ’11:

Let’s Get Ready is looking to recruit new Coaches for the Fall Semester! Come to an informational meeting to learn more about the position.

LGR expands access to college in America by mobilizing, equipping, and empowering a movement of college students helping high school students get to college. LGR provides under-resourced students with free intensive SAT preparation, college advising and powerful role models for college success.

Coaches teach a class of 4-5 students once a week, in either the Verbal or the Math sections of the SAT, as well as help with the college app process. You must have at least a 600 on the section you wish to teach. Extensive training and support provided, no teaching experience needed!

LGR has a relationship with Teach for America. Coaching is a great way to improve your resume! Federal Work Study students can be paid for their time. or email the Wesleyan Site Directors, Martine and Julia, at wesleyanlgr(at)gmail(dot)com with any questions. Applications are being taken here http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HQY8PDX and are due Sunday 26th at Midnight.

  • Time: 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Place: PAC 104
  • Date: Mon., Sept. 20