Wellesley Connects Arranges Free SAT Prep Courses for Students
Ten seniors at Wellesley High School are enrolled in Wellesley Connects, an all volunteer, mentoring program for first generation, college-bound Wellesley High School students. The students met their mentors in April (over Zoom) and are working together on the students' college plans, including financial aid and essays.
A generous donor is making it possible for these students to take SAT prep courses at no cost.
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.