Wiener Academy Students visit with President Miles
It’s never too early to consider a college education. A group of 31 girls from the Wiener Academy for Young Women spent a special day at Westchester Community College in July. The students, aged 9 – 14, had a private meeting with Dr. Belinda Miles, Westchester Community College President, who encouraged them to be courageous and follow their dreams. Students got a pep talk from our Student Involvement team, Juan-Carlos Piñeiro and Jessica Gramajo, who demonstrated the importance of community building. They later toured the campus with Admissions Counselor Stephanie Annunziata, who gave them tips on how to prepare now for their future college experience.
The Wiener Academy for Young Women is a program of the Westchester Jewish Community Services located at the Mary J. Blige Center for Women in White Plains. Its mission is to inspire and prepare girls in grades 4-8 to reach their full potential through academic support and activities designed to build character, enhance social development, and promote health and wellness. Westchester Community College is pleased to partner with such important organizations in promoting higher education as the key to success. An educated Westchester is a strong Westchester. Both Westchester Community College and the Academy are supported by the Wiener Family Philanthropies.