COLLEGE FOR EVERY STUDENT
Our second years are very excited about being involved in CFES this year and the new opportunities that face them through this fantastic program. During College Awareness Week some of our students visited Trinity College Dublin. They brought along their cameras and captured the essence of Trinity College. While they were there some of them interviewed current students about the more lighthearted aspects of College life.
College for Every Student is a non-profit organization committed to raising the academic aspirations and performance of underserved youth so that they can prepare for, gain access to, and succeed in college. CFES currently works with 200 rural and urban schools and districts in 24 states. Each school works with more than 50 CFES Scholars (low-income youth), most of whom would be first in their family to pursue higher education, to help them get to college and succeed there. Trinity Access 21 has linked with CFES on a number of initiatives including social actions, unique programs, and international conferences. The three high-impact core practices of CFES—Mentoring, Leadership through Service, and Pathways to College—have had a huge influence on the development of the Trinity Access 21 model.
Random Acts of Kindness Week For CFES/TA21
As part of the CFES/ TA21 initiative, the second years are encouraged to organise something within their school community and bring it outwards to the greater community. They chose to organise Random Acts of Kindness week. This took place from the 19th-23rd February. During this week the second years organised a ‘random act’ for each day. The girls submitted kindness quotes to be read over the intercom. The also displayed beautiful posters around the school based on the idea of ‘take what you need’. On Tuesday morning the students received a kind, positive, encouraging quote in their locker. The second years also organised tea and biscuits for the elderly in our local social services center, tea and biscuits for our 6th years and spot prizes for students during class time. This event was funded by the second years also. Well done girls!