GENESEO — Revitalizing an old volunteer program is expected to assist local low income high school students.
SUNY Geneseo is in the process of revamping the Higher Education Resource Opportunities in Schools (HEROS) program, which pairs student mentors from the college with high school students of low socioeconomic status in order to encourage and assist them in the college application process.
“We’re really excited to start rebuilding the program so that we can reach more students in the community,” Samantha Kesel, the HEROS student coordinator, stated. “We’re currently in the process of reaching out to high schools in Livingston county.”
The HEROS program originally began in 2007, however, it fizzled out over the years despite it’s success. It is expected to be back up and running by mid-October.
For more information regarding the HEROS program, contact SUNY Geneseo’s Office of Student Volunteerism and Community Engagement.