Our mission is to take the drive, dedication and ambition exhibited by high school athletes and channel these qualities into the academic realm.
Through our core of volunteer academic coaches, we offer reading programs, homework help and Regents prep, SAT/ACT prep courses, and assistance with the arduous college and financial aid application process. We currently work at three underserved Westchester County high schools – Mount Vernon, Woodlands (Hartsdale, NY) and Gorton (Yonkers, NY).
Our objective is to ensure that all the student-athletes in our program, regardless of athletic ability, get accepted to a college best suited to their educational needs and financial circumstances.
Destination: College students have an impressive list of colleges they have attended over the years.
Board of Directors
Dr. Emily Kirschenbaum
Executive Director – Mount Vernon Educational Foundation
Director – Mount Vernon Junior Knights Basketball Program
Executive Director – Shamoya McKenzie Memorial Fund
Teacher, Gorton High School, Yonkers, NY
Head Varsity Football Coach, Yonkers Force
Assistant Principal – Graham Elementary School, Mount Vernon, NY
Principal – Woodlands High School, Hartsdale, NY