BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – Thirty graduating high school seniors will be heading off to college with everything needed to fix up a dorm room, courtesy of the Junior League of Bronxville and Yonkers Partners in Education Dorm Room Drive.
The groups are busy collecting donations from Bed Bath & Beyond that will help outfit 30 at-risk graduating seniors with everything needed to kick start their college careers.
Items collected and distributed include blankets, bedding, towels, stationary and other essentials needed in a dorm room. The registry can be found online, or in store by using the registry number 542075135 under the first name JL Bronxville and last name Dorm Drive.
According to league member Rosalia Nocerino, this is the third year the organizations have teamed up to help send 30 students to college that have been deemed “at-risk.” Many of the students are the first in their family to go to college, and some are the first simply to graduate high school.
Each of the students are a part of the YPIE’s college preparatory program, which provides participants with the tools and tutoring necessary to embark on their college careers.
The drive will culminate later this year when the weather warms up with a “shopping event,” where the young women will be able to pick and choose from the donated items, which they will then take to college. In total, it will cost approximately $200 to outfit each of the 30 students.
“My favorite part is speaking to the girls after they have had a chance to pick their items, finding out a little more about them and where they are going to college and what their hopes and goals are,” Nocerino said about the shopping event. “With this drive, we hopefully are able to ease the journey of these young women as they embark upon he great adventure of education and self-empowerment.”
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