About Us

Our mission is to turn athletes into student-athletes.

We support approximately 200 high school athletes at underserved high schools in Westchester County, New York.

Our efforts are volunteer-driven. Our 65 adult volunteers offer reading and vocabulary programs, homework help, and Regents prep, SAT/ACT prep courses, and assistance with the demanding 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).

The vast majority of the students we serve are on Federal free lunch or otherwise qualify as economically disadvantaged.

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.


Staff

Suzanne McCann
Executive Director

Linda D’Arcy
Director of College Access and Retention

Board of Directors

Executive Board

Nancy McKenna
Chair

Fern Watters
Vice Chair

Maureen Barton
Secretary

Dr. Emily Kirschenbaum
Vice Chair

Richard Rugani
Treasurer

Board Members

Ronnie Cox
Executive Director – Mount Vernon Educational Foundation

Daniel DeMatteo
Teacher, Gorton High School, Yonkers, NY
Head Varsity Football Coach, Yonkers Force

Joan Henle
Volunteer – MV Boys Basketball

Ann Jackson

Vera Kiernan
Volunteer – Woodlands Football

Tracy McVey
Head of College Counseling

Dwayne Murray
Director – Mount Vernon Junior Knights Basketball Program
Executive Director – Shamoya McKenzie Memorial Fund

Heidi Paul

Brian Pritchett
Assistant Principal – Graham Elementary School, Mount Vernon, NY

Matthew Smith
Principal – Woodlands High School, Hartsdale, NY

Donna Wemple
Volunteer – MV Boys Basketball