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College Prep & Success

Young people, especially from low-income and historically underrepresented backgrounds or who may be the first generation to attend college, disproportionately lack access to the critical supports and services that help prepare them for college admission and success.

Young people need to be engaged early to build their interest in college and put them on track for higher education admission and success. Afterschool programs can provide the support young people require to prepare for and explore their college options, and to gain admission to, thrive in, and graduate from college.

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May 19, 2014

Who Gets to Graduate?

Paul Tough, author of How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, gave the keynote address at our 2013 PASE@PACE Conference, speaking on the importance of character and the "soft skills" that are often learned outside of the classroom.

Check out his latest article titled "Who Gets to Graduate", published in the New York Times on May 15th.

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NYC Youth Impacted

PASE believes all kids deserve a safe, nurturing space during out-of-school time where they have opportunities to explore their passions while connecting with and learning from caring adults. We exist to improve the quality of afterschool programs for children and teens living in poverty.

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