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Back to School Night Aids Mount Vernon Center For College, Career Students

The Back to School Night Bash will take place April 13.
The Back to School Night Bash will take place April 13. Photo Credit: Contributed

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- The Advisory Board for the Center for College and Careers, which works with young people from New Rochelle and Mount Vernon, will hold its inaugural Back to School Night Bash on Wednesday, April 13, at Beckwith Pointe Beach Club in New Rochelle.

Funds raised go toward helping in-school and out-of-school youths and young adults as they pursue a high school or equivalency diploma while charting a path for the future.

The casual evening includes an open bar, carving stations, hors d'oeuvres and dessert. Attendees are encouraged to dress to represent their favorite college or high school. Entertainment will be provided by DJ Mike Guiliano.

Tickets for the Back to School Bash are $55 per person or $75 at the door and can be purchased online by clicking here .

"The money we raise will help provide for integral components of the program like tutoring, college tours and work-readiness seminars," says Co-Chair Carolyn Champ. "Many of the students who take part in the CCC are the first in their families to consider college an option. The CCC provides additional guidance to keep them focused on their goals."

Daniel Bonnet, the director of the CCC, explains that in 2015, the program expanded to include out-of-school young adults who do not have a high school or equivalency diploma or are not actively on track in pursuing a career.

“This is a natural extension of our program,” he explains. “By helping these young people attain an HSE, we are expanding their potential for future success. Post-secondary education, vocational training, employment for in-demand jobs, military service, none of it is possible without at least an HSE.”

Annually, the CCC works with 350 young people, providing tutoring, academic support and work-readiness training. Those interested in college go on campus tours and receive help with financial aid forms and scholarship information. Young people also work with a job coach to find employment and explore vocational and career opportunities. In addition, staff counselors provide case management.

Contact Rose with questions about the night at 914-613-0739 or

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