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Yeshiva University Mentoring Program Hosts Third Annual Seminar and College Fair Day

On Friday, February 22, some 250 New York City public high school students gathered on the Wilf Campus for the Third Annual College EDge Seminar and College Fair Day.

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Some 250 New York City high school students took part in the Third Annual CollegeEDge Seminar and College Fair Day at Yeshiva University.

Founded by students of Yeshiva University, College EDge assists underrepresented public high school students to attain a post-secondary education. With a primary focus on promoting college and college awareness among its targeted students, the program enables them to begin their path to college through educational seminars and workshops, networking events, college fairs and mentorship programs. Programs are also run for students who prefer trade school, certification programs and other college alternatives.

“College EDge helps students discover what careers they might be interested in,” explained Chaim Szachtel, president of College EDge. “We help them design a plan to reach their goals. We want students to realize the value of a college education and to help them attain their ambitions in any way we can. We help students take the next step towards higher education by assisting them in finding the right college for them and executing a plan to get there.”

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Chaim Szacthel; Lolita Wood-Hill, director of Yeshiva College pre-health advisement; YU President Richard M. Joel and Jonah Rubin.

Jonah Rubin, currently enrolled in medical school at Columbia University, founded College EDge as a Yeshiva University student and has seen the program expand quickly in a little more than two years.

“It was originally intended to be an annual fair, but it has grown into a yearlong series of workshops, seminars, monthly group activities and mentorship and intern-placement programs,” said Rubin. “Students in other colleges are also showing interest in opening a branch on their own campus.”

Read more about College Edge and their Third Annual Seminar and College Fair Day in the Manhattan Times.