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We recognize the importance of celebrating girls who are beating the odds, breaking stereotypes, and leading as positive role models for all youth throughout New York City.

Since 1999, we have honored outstanding college-bound students through our annual College Shower. 


2024 College Shower Honorees

Ariyana F.

Ashley P. L.

Aubrianna P.

Crystal  O.

Diana G.

Elizabeth B.

Gertrude A.

Hermary L.

Jazzmyne O.

Jennifer T.

Joann A.

Julissa T.

Kadida S.

Leslie G. V.

Malika S.

Najwa W.

Rosie C.

Sally N.

Scarlett M.

Shamima A.

Stephanie M.

Sydney R.

Vicky K.

Violetta K.

Vivian W.

Our college preparation program helps high school juniors and seniors navigate the college application process, financial aid, college living, and enrollment. Students also have opportunities to engage in speed networking, mock interviews, and resume reviews with professionals, and each year, they participate in a special roundtable event that features numerous college and career-related workshops. 

Students enrolled in our college preparation program can apply to be one of 25 honorees at the annual Lifting Girls Up Gala and College Shower. Student honorees announce their college acceptances on stage at the gala and receive scholarships and supplies.

Every year, we produce a film featuring the College Shower student honorees.

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