Volunteers are the backbone of Destination: College, bringing a wide variety of interests and skills to our student-athletes. They come from a variety of neighboring communities in Westchester County, N.Y.: Bronxville, Mount Vernon, Pelham, Chappaqua, Scarsdale and the like. Many have helped their own children succeed academically and with the arduous college application process. Our 60+ volunteers give their time to make our programs and students a success.
Volunteers staff all of our programs and have come to recognize that working with our student-athletes can be a wonderful and deeply rewarding experience. Volunteers typically commit one hour a week working as reading coaches, tutors for homework help and Regents test prep or mentors in our College Access and Retention program.
As one of our coaches said of our volunteers several years ago:
My kids know when people really care, and when they are just showing up. These people really care, and the kids pick up on that. Destination:College is the reason for my own program’s success both athletically and academically. Last year was our first winning season at Woodlands in many years, and this year is the first time my seniors are getting noticed by college coaches. The genuine interest these volunteers show and their personal attention to my kids has raised the bar for sports and academics.
Varsity Football Coach, Woodlands High School
For more detailed information about how we operate, please click through to our volunteer handbook
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us today!