Wellesley Connects Arranges Free SAT Prep Courses for Students
Ten juniors at Wellesley High School have just enrolled in Wellesley Connects, an all volunteer, mentoring program for first generation, college-bound Wellesley High School students. The juniors join 12 seniors participating in the program. The juniors and their families met their mentors in February and will begin working together on the students' college plans, attending workshops and visiting colleges.
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.