New York Giants Quarterback and 2008 Super Bowl winner Eli Manning will be among the honorees at the Young Women’s Leadership Network’s 10th Anniversary Celebration for Collegebound Initiative (CBI) next month.

CBI is a program of Young Women’s Leadership Network (YWLN), a 501©3 organization that helps low income youth to break the cycle of poverty through education. CBI places full-time college guidance counselors in schools to work with every student. Since inception, CBI has helped over 4,000 young men and women achieve their higher education dreams with a 95% annual college acceptance track record. Additionally, CBI has generated more than $48 million in scholarships and grants for our students to make college affordable. YWLN also supports The Young Women’s Leadership Schools, a network of five all-girls public schools in New York City and Philadelphia with affiliate schools nationwide.

CBI is a life-changing college guidance program working in 13 high-need public high schools in New York City and Philadelphia. The achievement gap in college enrollment is strongly correlated with economic status and race/ethnicity, with low-income, minority students most vulnerable to being denied college access. CBI successfully tackles these problems by providing early college awareness activities, personalized counseling, and application, financial aid, enrollment, and alumni support. The students CBI serves attain four-year college degrees at significantly higher rates than their low-income, minority peers.

The event takes place on May 5 at the Allen Room at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th Street, NYC. More information can be found here.

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