For 25 years, a local group has been supporting area students achieve their dreams of graduating from college. 518 ElevatED, formally known as Capital Region Sponsor-a-Scholar, provides mentorship to students at Albany, Schenectady, and Troy High schools. The program requires students meet weekly at school and at least once a month with a volunteer mentor. In this episode of Upstate Issues, Diane Donato talks with Laura Marx President and CEO of 518 ElevatED about their success rate with helping launch high school students into higher education and/or careers. So far, hundreds of students have completed the program and now have college degrees.
Interested in learning more or becoming a mentor? Check out: https://www.518elevated.org/