During the Summer of 2015, NYA began its series of first-time college campus tours between July 14 and July 23. Visiting colleges such as Loyola Marymount University, Otis College of Design, Cal-State Northridge, Pepperdine, USC, and UCLA has given our students insights and perspectives into the college process, campus life, and opportunities in higher education.
For the Summer of 2016, NYA will continue these insightful college visits for our students to contribute to the college-going culture here at NYA. The summer college trips complement the year-round work of NYA’s Youth Leadership Academy (YLA), which provides guidance for college application process, college panels and discussions, and parent outreach and involvement.
YLA has achieved a 100-percent college placement rate for completing high school seniors each year, most of whom are first-generation college students and/or would be the first in their families to attend college. The college tours would not have been as successful without the generous donors who made transportation possible for the visits.