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CYD is incredibly proud of the over 750 students from our three partner schools who prevailed through the pandemic shutdown and graduated on June 25, 2021. We are rooting for them as they begin their college careers, pursue job training, or enter the workforce.
The digital divide separating people with and without internet got a bit narrower last month, when Comprehensive Youth Development (CYD) began distributing hotspots and data plans to students who could not afford enough connectivity to fully engage in remote learning.
I came to CYD after I got my master’s degree in school counseling at Columbia. I did an intern year at a high school focusing on the college process. I loved it. From there, I found the position at CYD where I’ve been for three years. I’m a college counselor at the High School for Health Professions and Human Services (HPHS).
Over 45 languages from all over the world are spoken across our four sites, which serve student populations as ethnically and linguistically diverse as New York City itself. In the halls of our schools, you’ll hear English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Bengali Wolof, Cantonese, Haitian Creole, Sinhalese, Twi and Farsi – just to name a few.
CDI is ushering in the fall with a wide range of post-secondary options for students! Our annual College and Career Fairs host up to 400 students, parents, and alumni.
CDI is committed to exposing students to a range of options for life after high school. It’s critical that we offer career exposure and preparation in tandem with college preparation services, because a traditional college pathway immediately following high school is not the only or best path for all young people.
Kimberly Espinoza, A 2019 High School for Health Professions and Human Services graduate was awarded a full, four-year scholarship to attend Columbia University this year. We spoke to her about her wonderful achievement, her experience with CDI, her favorite books and more!
On May 1st over 400 students from CDI’s three partner schools joined seniors across New York City in committing to a future in higher education, during Decision Day – NYC Public Schools’ annual citywide celebration in honor of the City’s college-bound high school seniors.
Congratulations to Salimata Dansoko and Jovana Bijelic from the High School for Health Professions and Human Services who have been awarded full four-year scholarships to college through the Posse Foundation.