Highschool college students from low-income households and immigrants took a Mercy School Introduction to Cybersecurity class at Mercy’s Manhattan Campus.

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Highschool college students from low-income households and immigrants had the chance to earn school credit score by taking Introduction to Cybersecurity courses.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, August 14, 2023/ — Mercy School and Roads to Success (RTS) have partnered to supply highschool college students from low-income households and immigrants a novel alternative to earn school credit score by taking Introduction to Cybersecurity courses.

This summer time, 14 college students enrolled within the New York Metropolis Division of Youth & Neighborhood Growth (DYCD) Summer season Youth Employment Program (SYEP), with RTS as their supplier, took a Mercy School Introduction to Cybersecurity class at Mercy’s Manhattan Campus positioned in Herald Sq.. The scholars efficiently accomplished the intensive class and gained vital data and tuition-free credit in the direction of a university diploma.

“Mercy School is dedicated to rising alternative for all pushed college students, no matter background,” stated Scorpio Rogers, PhD, vp of Mercy School’s Bronx and Manhattan Campuses. “We’re proud to companion with RTS and spend money on the expertise of those younger folks.”

“We’re devoted to pulling down obstacles to school entry,” stated Sheila Duke, CEO of Roads to Success. “This collaboration allowed our college students to examine greater futures for themselves.”

In simply 5 life-changing weeks, the summer time course offered underserved college students a possibility many believed was out of attain. Past gaining school credit, members developed confidence, data, and assist techniques to proceed pursuing increased training, STEM fields and profession targets as soon as unimaginable.

“Even with out citizenship but, I am grateful for faculty credit score whereas nonetheless in highschool. I am a step forward now,” stated Jessenia, 15, one of many members.

“This opportunity impacts my school path immensely. It is serving to me steadiness work, college, and school prep whereas staying targeted. I am so grateful as a result of not many get this chance. It is empowering me and educating me how school works,” shared Angel, 17, one other collaborating scholar.

What makes this partnership actually distinctive is its modern method to empowering undocumented youth and non-native English audio system. Roads to Success and Mercy School offered vital language and translation assist, breaking down obstacles to allow all college students to have interaction totally.

“As a Spanish speaker nonetheless studying English, having classes translated was key for me to really have interaction with course materials and succeed,” remarked one of many non-English talking college students in this system.

Mercy School, the most important personal, non-profit Hispanic Serving Establishment (HSI) within the area, has lengthy been dedicated to school entry. The School obtained nationwide consideration final yr when it earned the celebrated Seal of Excelencia from Excelencia in Training, a nationwide certification for deliberately serving Latino college students. Forty-four p.c of Mercy’s undergraduate scholar inhabitants is Hispanic and Lots of them are first-generation school college students. Mercy’s Cybersecurity Program is acknowledged nationally, designated as a Nationwide Middle of Educational Excellence in Data Assurance Training by the Nationwide Safety Company and the Division of Homeland Safety.

Roads to Success has impacted over 15,000 underserved New York Metropolis youth via applications targeted on school entry, profession improvement, social-emotional studying, and management this yr. Over 85% of RTS college students determine as youth of shade and/or immigrant youth. RTS companions with NYC excessive colleges, prioritizing these with increased charges of financial disadvantages, to make sure all college students obtain steering and assist to navigate future success no matter background.


About Mercy School

Based in 1950 by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy School is an unbiased, coeducational school that provides greater than 100 undergraduate and graduate diploma and certificates applications inside six colleges: Enterprise, Training, Well being and Pure Sciences, Nursing, Liberal Arts and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The vibrancy of the School tradition is sustained by a various scholar physique from across the area. The School presents campuses in Dobbs Ferry, the Bronx and Manhattan in addition to on-line choices. For extra info, go to

About Roads to Success

The mission of Roads to Success is to encourage and empower all younger folks to take

management of their future. We envision a future the place youth from all backgrounds are given

a good and equitable probability to be impressed, related, and to find their very own path to

thrive. For extra info go to


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