Posted on February 4, 2021

To support a counselor who will oversee the Middle School Transitions Initiative (“MSTI”), a year-round program that will help 240 young people aged 11 to 15 and their parents with the transition from middle school to high school. It will: offer young people and parents workshops on the high school application, admission, and major determination process; provide them with one-on-one assistance related to the process; convene trips to high school fairs and campuses; provide information related to the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test; and develop a peer support infrastructure for parents and youth. Through this program, they will help to ensure that middle school youth living in low-income Bronx neighborhoods receive the individualized help they need to more optimally remain within the educational pipeline.