Wellesley Connects Arranges Free SAT Prep Courses for Students
A new school year has begun and Wellesley Connects, an all volunteer, mentoring program for first generation, college-bound Wellesley High School students, has 12 seniors enrolled. These students and their families met their mentors in January and have been working together on the students' college plans.
A generous donor made it possible for these students to take SAT prep courses earlier this year at no cost.
The schedule this fall includes a college essay boot camp, a program on comparing financial aid packages and college visits.
Wellesley Connects, in collaboration with the WHS Guidance staff, is under the umbrella of Wellesley Friendly Aid. Wellesley Friendly Aid Board members Margot Lansing and Sharon Kiernan initiated the program in an effort to level the playing field for students who are the first in their family to apply to college in the United States. Each student is invited to join Wellesley Connects in the fall of junior year and will work with a mentor through senior year. It is supported through a generous grant from the Fund for Wellesley, an endowed fund of the Foundation for MetroWest, and an anonymous donor.