Students need to know how they can play a role in their own success.
Financial Aid and Undocumented Students
Applying for College (TX)
Applying for College (NYC)
Applying for College (Other States)
Road to College Checklist Texas
Road to College Checklist NY
4 undocumented Harvard Student Journeys
Gaspar Marcus' Journey in LA - Includes videos
TheDream.US Scholar Stories
Understanding Plyler V. Doe
Know your rights if stopped by Police
NYC DOE Protecting Immigrant Families
Mental Health Toolkit - United We Dream
The Road to Resilience Guide
Mental Health: Taking Care of Yourself and Loved Ones
Social Justice Books: Immigration
Below are titles we recommend on immigration and the immigrant experience with a focus on the United States.
YWCA - San Antonio Summer Programs
Every young person, regardless of individual circumstances, is endowed with innate abilities. It is our responsibility as parents, teachers, mentors, leaders, and friends to help youth identify these unique abilities. Without positive reinforcement, these abilities remain unrecognized and unused. The YWCA San Antonio is committed to providing local youth with opportunities to discover and use their unique skill sets.
clubGEN - Austin
At clubGEN, girls are surrounded with positive role models they can relate to for connection, inspiration, and guidance. Weekly interactive, fun sessions incorporate a research-based curriculum designed exclusively for clubGEN. With support from their club leaders, peers and high school role models, clubGEN equips girls with the skills and awareness they need to navigate the pressures of the teen years. Most of all, it’s fun!
The Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism (ARAS) Pioneer Teens FREE summer program
The Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism (ARAS) Pioneer Teens program is a free two-week summer program where students will discover the world through images.
Youth Communication's Annual FREE Summer Writing Workshop
Participating students will receive one-on-one mentoring from a professional editor, write personal stories about their life, go on field trips, and make friends with other writers.
Summer STEM Program at The Albert Nerken School of Engineering at the Cooper Union
This program is open to current high school sophomores and juniors interested in creative problem solving through design and art or sciences and math.
Gilder-Lehrman Saturday Academy - FREE
Saturday Academy is a free, six-week program for students from grades 8–12 who love American history and are looking to strengthen their test-taking skills. Participants can choose from SAT prep course, an extensive review for the Advanced Placement U.S. History exam, and other hands-on history courses that draw on the New-York Historical Society’s collections.
Arts Mentoring Program at Free Arts NYC - FREE
An arts program that includes painting, dance, drama, writing, music, sculpture, photography and other creative outlets year round. For children between the ages of 6-13.
Green Girls Summer Institute
Green Girls Summer Institute is a Science program that engages up to 30 middle school girls, ages 10-13, in five weeks of fun-filled outdoor adventures. Based in Long Island City, Green Girls travel to all five boroughs to study the dynamic urban forests of New York’s parks and waterways, encouraging them to realize their potential to create change within their natural environment and learn about future careers in the sciences.