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					                          “Cause 4-Attachment”
                            EIN 13-36680286

  ARMORY COLLEGE PREPARATION PROGRAM
               2006-2007
In the following report “The Armory Prep professionals” refer to:

Derrick Adkins: Armory employee, Director of Educational Development
Rita Finkel: Armory employee, Director of Development
Rich Carlin: Contracted by The Armory to counsel Armory Prep students
        Carlin is a full-time high school guidance counselor for more than 20 years,
        current Assistant Track Coach at Sheepshead Bay High School and current
        Assistant Track Coach at Ramapo College of NJ
Clayton Harding: Contracted by The Armory. CEO of The ProTesters, a professional
        testing agency which taught Armory Prep students courses in College Readiness
        and SAT Preparation.
Rich Degnan: Contracted by The Armory to teach a course in The NCAA Clearinghouse
        and How to Contact a College Coach. Degnan was a high school guidance
        counselor for more than ten years. Currently he is The Head Track Coach at CW
        Post.

Information in this report regarding academic performance, family situation, and college
acceptance is information as reported by the student. Information regarding attendance at
Armory Prep sessions is information as reported by Armory Prep professionals.


       Armory Prep Students Who Have Been Accepted To College
MA – E. NY Transit Tech HS – NEW YORK TECH
Came to College Readiness Seminars and SAT Prep Sessions – Counseled for one hour
with Rich Carlin – Rejected from SUNY Albany, and SUNY at Buffalo – Mother very
happy he’s going to college – Single mother who did not go to college – First generation
college student

SB – Clara Barton HS (Brooklyn) – BUFFALO STATE
Also accepted to Iona – Came to College Readiness Seminars – Good student – 88.2 avg
– Applied to five colleges as per our advice at College Readiness Seminars Excellent
athlete – 1660 on SAT’s

TB – Samuel Gompers HS (Bronx) – MORRIS COLLEGE (SC)
Only accepted to one school – 72 avg – Single mother who did not go to college – As of
5/15/07, mother had missed financial aid deadline for school financial aid and was not
confident in her ability to pay for school – Student and mother were encouraged by
Derrick Adkins to apply to “Call Me Mister” Program, a program which provides
significant financial aid for African American Males who attend a school on a very short
list of South Carolina schools and would like to major in Education and teach after
college – Morris College is on that list – Derrick Adkins wrote a letter of
recommendation - As of 6/12/07 mother is feeling very positive and hopeful about
Student being accepted to the “Call Me Mister Program” – still counseling Student and
mother – Financial aid is an issue for this student

JB – Fashion HS (Manhattan) – YORK COLLEGE – South Bronx resident Came to
College Readiness Seminars – Came to SAT seminars (mistakingly, thinking it was to
prepare for the SAT subject tests) – her diligence and proactive nature very commendable
– She received FULL FINANCIAL AID through the SEEK Program to attend York
College – When she was called by Armory Prep professionals in late May she was very
excited to report this – Student was hired as a summer intern by an Armory Board
Member– She will do her summer internship at Columbia University.

EB– Grady HS (Brooklyn) KINGSBORO COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Also accepted to Lehman College – EB is a very reluctant student – Doesn’t seem eager
to go to college – Very hard to get him to talk about his future

CB -Grady HS (Brooklyn) LINCOLN UNIVERSITY (PA)
Student is an excellent athlete and was recruited to Iowa Wesleyan to play football and
run track – Although he was accepted by Admissions, as of mid-spring, student did not
want to go to Iowa – Armory Prep professionals had much difficulty reaching student
subsequently as phone numbers and email address have become invalid – Armory prep
professionals contacted student in late July – Student was accepted and has decided to go
to Lincoln University in Pennsylvania

JB – AP Randolph (Harlem) – ST. FRANCIS (Brooklyn) – Washington Heights
Resident – Single mother who is in college as an undergrad – Applied to Lehman,
Towson State, George Mason, Baruch, Delaware State, Hampton – 79 avg

EB – Murray Bergtraum HS (Manhattan) FASHION INSTITUTE OF
TECHNOLOGY (NY)
Female - Bilingual - Student was VERY difficult to get in touch with post-Armory season
for Spring counseling – Parents / Guardians did not speak English - Family situation did
not seem stable – She seems to be transient, living between more than one home -
Armory Prep Professionals were not able to get much more information from student
other than she will be attending FIT in the Fall.

JB– AP Randolph (Harlem) HAMPTON UNIVERSITY
Student was originally intent on going to Winston Salem University, however, did not
receive significant financial aid – Later she was accepted to Hampton and received a
better financial aid package. She is intent on going to Hampton – Single mother who did
not go to college – Student has three siblings
CB – All Hallows HS - NYU
Bronx resident – Applied for NY Times Scholarship upon The Armory’s encouragement,
he was denied – Single mother – Some financial aid – Absentee yet involved father
agreed to help mother pay for college – Student is not shy at all – He calls ALL THE
TIME to ask questions about the college process  - It is a pleasure to help him – Seems
destined and determined for success


JC – Grady HS (Brooklyn) – BUFFALO STATE
Attended College Readiness Seminars – As of late May seems to be very knowledgeable
regarding the financial aid system – has started on the financial aid paperwork –qualifies
for EOP financial aid program

LC – Sheepshead Bay HS – BUFFALO STATE
Attended College Readiness Seminars – Has a single guardian (uncle) – Does not qualify
for financial aid but uncle very confident in his ability to pay for her school

CD – Clara Barton HS (Brooklyn) FARMINGDALE STATE
Student was originally accepted to CCNY only - Mother did not want Student to go to
CCNY as she wanted Student to leave NYC – Student was then accepted to Farmingdale
State on Long Island – Mother is pleased

SD – Benjamin Cardoza HS – UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
Very good athlete – Partial Athletic Scholarship – 78 avg – Attended College Readiness
Seminar plus one-on-one counseling – Single mother who did not go to college

DD – Paul Robeson HS (Brooklyn) WOODTOBE – COBURN
School is a two year college in Manhattan – Student certain he wants to go there and then
go on to a four year college – As of late May student in the process of filling out financial
aid applications – Single mother

GE– Sheepshead Bay HS – LIU (Brooklyn Campus)
93.5 avg – Single mother who did not go to college – Seems to be very informed about
the financial aid process – Has applied for financial aid and as of 6/1, waiting to hear an
answer

DF – E.NY Transit Tech HS – ALFRED STATE UNIVERSITY (NY)
Student came late into the program referred by Armory staffed shot put coach, Joe
Roman – Student received counseling from Derrick Adkins – Student has a single mother
who did not attend college.

CF – Benjamin Cardoza HS (Brooklyn) WINSTON SALEM UNIVERSITY
Student attended College Readiness Seminars – Student applied to 5 colleges as was
advised - Student accepted to University of Maryland, Winston Salem, CW Post, Niagra
University – In mid-May, narrowed it her choices down to Winston Salem and University
of Maryland – By mid-July Student chose Winston Salem University – Student asked
Armory Prep professionals for more financial aid options – Derrick Adkins sent student a
full package of material detailing over 150 sources of financial aid, grants, and
scholarships mostly for minorities – Many of the deadlines have past but we are hoping
that at least one or two of the financial aid sources will work for the student – Student
attended a summer program at the University in July and is still intent on attending in
September.

EG – All Hallows HS (Bronx) – RENSELAER POLYTECHNICAL INSTITUTE
Bilingual - Excellent attendance at Armory Prep Sessions – Very diligent – Applied to
five schools as advised in College Readiness Seminar – Also accepted to University of
Hartford and Manhattan College – Harlem resident – Single guardian (grandmother) who
did not go to college – Satisfied with his financial aid package

IG – Samuel Gompers HS (Bronx) NEW YORK TECH
Bilingual – Came to first College Readiness session – One of the highest academic
achievers on Samuel Gompers’ track team – Parents asked him to quit track mid-season
to work and focus on school – 89 average – Continued with over the phone counseling
after he discontinued track and field.

DG – Sheepshead Bay HS (Brooklyn) – LINCOLN UNIVERSITY
Attended College Readiness Seminar – Did extensive counseling with Rich Carlin. Very
good athlete – Receiving partial athletic scholarship – Single mother confident in her
ability to pay the remainder

RG – Wingate HS (Brooklyn) – VIRGINIA UNION UNIVERSITY
Student had excellent attendance at Armory Prep Sessions – He received extensive
counseling from Armory Prep Personel – Excellent attitude – Good athlete – 2.5 GPA –
Lives with both parents however admits to a dysfunctional domestic situation though he
does not go into detail – It was often hard telling him to leave the Armory in the evening
as he simply did not want to go home – Student happy to be accepted to Virginia Union
University however uneasy about his financial situation – Student has agreed to look into
loans, and track coach has a greed to give a partial athletic scholarship – Student was the
first to be hired as an intern by an Armory Board Member – As of July of 2007 he is
currently working for the Board Member’s law firm.

OG – Paul Robeson HS – GLOBE TECH
Globe Tech is a two year and a four year college in downtown Manhattan. They have an
excellent track team compared to most junior colleges due to their coach, Olympian Teri
Dendy – Teri develops the students’ athletic talent for two years and then tends to send
them to higher ranking institutions on athletic scholarship

SH – Paul Robeson HS – WOODTOBE-COBURN (NY)
Student also accepted to LIU Brooklyn Campus – Student applied to five schools as
instructed in the College Readiness Course – Student was very hard to get in touch with
post-Armory season – 3.0 GPA, however low SAT scores – Student seemed to be happy
to report that she was going to college



OH – Sheepshead Bay HS – HOWARD UNIVERSITY
Attended College Readiness Seminars – Applied to 8 schools – also accepted to SUNY
Albany and John Jay – Lives with both parents – One parent has a college degree

JH – E. NY Transit Tech HS – UNIVERSAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (Exton,
PA)
Very interested and certain about studying Automotive Technology – Came to College
Readiness Seminar as well as one-on-one counseling sessions – Single mother

JH– Wingate HS (Brooklyn) – JOHN JAY COLLEGE
JH was accepted to more than one HBCU in the southeast however parents more
confident in their ability to pay for John Jay – Great attendance at Armory Prep Sessions
and did significant counseling with Armory Personnel .

NJ – Clara Barton HS (Brooklyn) – VIRGINIA UNION UNIVERSITY
NJ was a fifth year senior at Clara Barton due to low academic performance however she
did graduate in January 2007 – Student was very excited to report that she had been
accepted to Virginia Union in March of ’07 – As she reported it to me, it was the first
smile I saw on her face in months (DA) – Student was offered more than 95% financial
aid in the form of loans – Student lives with both parents, neither of which attended
college – One older sibling who did not attend college – She would be a first generation
college student

CJ – Clara Barton HS (Brooklyn) – COPPIN STATE UNIVERSITY
Very good attendance at Armory Prep Seminars – Very diligent, sharp articulate, mature.
Good athlete (not great) however did receive a partial athletic scholarship to Coppin State
– Lives with both parents – Only father has college degree – Also applied to Norfolk
State – Hampton – Virginia State – Counseled with Rich Carlin – Certain about wanting
to attend a Historically Black College or University – 79 avg

DJ – E. NY Transit Tech HS – BROOKLYN COLLEGE
Good athlete - Great attendance at Armory Prep Seminars – One of the few students to
attend The Armory Prep endorsed college fair – He also applied to all other CUNY’s,
Buffalo State and St. Francis – Student wanted to go out of state – Single mother wanted
him to stay in NYC – Mother won  - Student very friendly, wonderful attitude – 77.9
avg



DJ– Wingate HS (Brooklyn) – ST FRANCIS COLLEGE (pending)
Student was told by St. Francis Admissions that he would be accepted by St. Francis
College if he passed a test given by the college in mid-summer - DJ had great attendance
at Armory Prep sessions and did significant one-on-one counseling with Armory Prep
Personnel – Very good athlete – Scholarship potential

DSJ – Wingate HS (Brooklyn) – ST FRANCIS COLLEGE (pending)
Twin brother of the previous student, this student was also told by St. Francis Admissions
that he would be accepted by St. Francis College if he passed a test given by the college
in mid-summer – Student had great attendance at Armory Prep sessions and did
significant one-on-one counseling with Armory Personnel – Very good athlete –
Scholarship potential

KK – E. NY Transit Tech HS – CENTRAL ARIZONA COLLEGE
Student had excellent attendance to College Readiness and SAT Prep sessions – Student
had one of the best attendance records at SAT prep courses – He was captured distinctly
in the photograph in the NY Times article on Armory Prep in February of 2007 – Central
Arizona College is a junior college which has had a recent tendency to recruit NYC
students who are borderline academically and show good potential athletically – Student
was not a star athlete in high school but did show good potential to develop into such in
college

KL - Grady HS (Brooklyn) NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Accepted to Lincoln University and Morgan State however chose Nassau due to financial
concerns – Student has good athletic potential to receive an athletic scholarship from a
four year school after receiving an Associates degree from Nassau.

AM – Wingate HS (Brooklyn) GLOBE TECH
Student had less than average grades and SAT scores but good attendance at the SAT
Prep courses - Globe Tech is a two year and a four year college in downtown Manhattan.
They have an excellent track team compared to most junior colleges due to their coach,
Olympian Teri Dendy – Teri develops the students’ athletic talent for two years and then
tends to send them to higher ranking institutions on athletic scholarship

SM – E. NY Transit Tech HS – MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
Student is an OUTSTANDING athlete in the hurdles – Received a significant athletic
scholarship to Morgan State – Did not attend many Armory Prep Seminars however did
do one-on-one counseling with Derrick Adkins

KM – E. NY Transit Tech (Brooklyn) UNIVERSAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE
(PA)
Student very certain he wants to major in Automotive Technology – Student was also
considering Wyotech (PA) and Lincoln Tech (PA) – Armory Prep professionals spoke
with mother who seemed to be very happy with Student’s decision - Student lives with
both parents and mother received college degree
AM– Clara Barton HS (Brooklyn) – NEW YORK TECH
Only accepted to one school – As of early June was in the midst of the financial aid
application process – Seemed to have a handle on the process – Single mother who did
not go to college – 79 avg – Armory Prep professionals will call again to check on his
financial aid status

NM – Sheepshead Bay HS (Brooklyn) – KINGSBORO COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Student joined the Armory Prep Program late (mid-February) – He missed the College
Readiness sessions but met with Rich Carlin and Derrick Adkins for one-on-one
counseling – Student is a very good high jumper with the potential to receive a
scholarship to a four year school after his time at Kingsboro.

CN – Paul Robeson HS (Brooklyn) – COPPIN STATE UNIVERSITY
Very good athlete – Partial athletic scholarship – Single mother, did not go to college,
however, very confident in her ability to pay for the remainder.

LN– Wingate HS (Brooklyn) – MONROE COLLEGE (Westchester Campus)
Student also accepted to two other schools, however Monroe offered him the most money
- Excited about enrollment in the fall – Also excited that Monroe just started a track and
field team which will be competing at The Armory next winter

NN – AP Randolph HS (Harlem) – SOPHIE DAVIS
Armory Prep “Honors” Student – 91.77 avg – SAT 1730 – Applied to Stony Brook,
Binghamton, Cornell, St. John’s, Siena College. Accepted to Sophie Davis, Stony Brook
Siena College – Lives with both parents in The Bronx – Both parents have college
degrees.

CP – Stuyvesant HS – SUNY BINGHAMTON
Student is Armory Prep’s highest academic achiever – She scored 2030 on the SAT and
maintained a 3.4 GPA at Stuyvesant HS – Student(Asian and Brooklyn resident) family
had very limited financial means – As of December 1, 2006 Student had applied to no
schools – After attending the Armory Prep Sessions including the SAT Prep Sessions,
Student applied to Wellesley, Bowdoin, Johns Hopkins, Hunter, Bucknell, Colby,
Carnegie-Mellon, SUNY Binghamton and The University of Wisconsin Parkside –
Student chose SUNY Binghamton due to the financial offer she received as that was her
primary concern - Armory Prep professionals have had trouble contacting CP to see
which schools she had been accepted to in the spring as her phone was disconnected - We
were able to contact here in early summer and connected her with Citibank through an
Armory Foundation Board Member who hired her for a summer internship

SR – Benjamin Cardoza HS (Queens) NEW YORK TECH
Also applied to City College, Florida State, Georgia Tech – Attended College Readiness
Sessions – Much difficulty contacting student in the Spring – Contacted her in early
summer – Single mother who did go to college.

GR – Paul Robeson HS (Brooklyn) - LINCOLN UNIVERSITY (MO)
Outstanding athlete – Attended College Readiness Seminars – Heavily recruited to
several schools – Chose Lincoln in Missouri due to highest scholarship offer

RR – AP Randolph HS (Harlem) MONROE COLLEGE (New Rochelle)
Student-athlete came late into the program – Did not attend any of the College Readiness
Sessions however did attend SAT sessions and asked for one-on-one counseling –
Student has a single guardian (aunt) and will be a first generation college student.

CR – AP Randolph (Harlem) – ST. FRANCIS COLLEGE
Attended College Readiness Sessions – 79 avg – Applied to 5 schools as advised in
College Readiness Course – Applied to Delaware State, E. Carolina, UConn, Lehman
Single mother who did not go to college – Student has outstanding conversational skills
both in person and over the phone – Very mature – Satisfied with her financial aid
package

HS – Grady HS (Brooklyn) – POLYTECHNICAL UNIVERSITY (NY)
Student also accepted to RIT and Adelphi – Student had higher than average grades with
respect to Armory prep students – 90.9 average

AS – Grady HS (Brooklyn) – NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Low math score on SAT (310) despite multiple tries – Very good athlete – Determined to
go on to a four year school – 2.5 GPA – non US Citizen – Citizen of Jamaica – Lives
with mother and stepfather, neither of which attended college – Rejected from SUNY
Morrisville, Buffalo State, West Georgia University

GSC – Paul Robeson HS (Brooklyn) GLOBE TECH
Student attended College Readiness seminars yet had very low academic performance –
Student has very good athletic talent and a very good chance of receiving an athletic
scholarship to a four year school after Globe

CS – Grady HS (Brooklyn) – ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Student was called in late May to see if he was accepted to any schools - Student was sad
to report negative. The next week student’s single mother called and left a message on
Derrick Adkins’s voicemail ecstatic that student was accepted to the Rochester Institute
of Technology, with a good financial aid package as well as a National Urban League
Academic Scholarship – Student had excellent attendance at all Armory Prep Sessions
however he only applied to three schools (all of which had high academic ratings relative
to his high school academic performance) Student could have been advised by Armory
Prep professionals or his guidance counselors to apply to at least two back up schools.
This was a close call and we must try to avoid the same in the future – Student was also
the first Armory Prep scholar to receive in internship – Due to Armory Personnel
persistence, student was connected to HIDTA which hired him for summer ’07 - Students
mother very appreciative of The Armory Prep program.

MV - E. NY Transit Tech – UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO
Attended College Readiness Seminars – One of Transit Tech’s higher academic achievers
– 92.29 avg – 1640 SAT – Student is citizen of Guyana – Single mother who did get
college degree from The University of Guyana – Not eligible for financial aid but
students mother confident in her ability to pay for student’s education

SW – Forest Hills HS – ST. FRANCIS COLLEGE
Forest Hill High School did not train at the Armory however Student trained with
Armory associate and coach, Coach Mary Mells of the Metropolis Track Club – Student
was not recruited into the Armory Prep Program but proactively took steps to participate
She attended the College Readiness Course and received one-on-one counseling
Lives with both parents, neither of which attended college

AW –Grady HS (Brooklyn) – LINCOLN UNIVERSITY
Attended College Readiness Seminars – Excellent athlete – Receiving partial athletic
scholarship from Lincoln – Single mother who did not go to college

KY – Grady HS (Brooklyn) – BROOKLYN COLLEGE
Student did extensive counseling with Derrick Adkins – Graduated 3rd in his class with
91.9 average – However relatively low SAT score 1240 out of 2400– Single father who
did not go to college – Student is not a U.S. Citizen however is a permanent resident –
Student very mature and diligent – Armory Board member connected student with her
husband, who hired student for a summer internship.


                    Senior Students Who Did Not Graduate

GB – Paul Robeson HS (Brooklyn)
This student-athlete’s failure to graduate was not due to poor academics. Rather she
moved from Trinidad while in high school. The administration of her school at first said
that they would accept all of her Trinidadian credits and put her on schedule for
graduation, June 2007. In May of 2007 they revoked their decision, and said they would
not accept her Trinidadian credits and would have to complete another year of high
school. This student has and 85 average and scored a 1710 on the SAT’s, the third highest
in the Armory Prep Program.

AL – E. NY Transit Tech (Brooklyn)
Student was called in mid-Spring and father reported that student would not be
graduating in June – Father also reported that student would have to repeat his senior
year, assured me that he would be graduating in June of 2008, and student will be
transferring to Pacific High School in downtown Brooklyn – Surprisingly, student had
very good attendance at Armory Prep sessions.


              One Student Who Was Not Accepted into College

MM – Paul Robeson HS
MM had poor grades and SAT scores however good athletic talent – St. Johns University
Track and Field recruited her heavily – Invited her in for an NCAA official visit and
offered her a scholarship pending her admission into the University. St. John’s
Admissions rejected her – MM’s confidence has been very low ever since – Despite
much encouragement by Armory Prep professionals, MM refused to apply to any other
colleges and has stated that she does not want to go to college. Derrick Adkins will stay
in touch with MM. He is going to refer her to the Grace Institute, a NYC program
{brought to light by an Armory Foundation Board Member} which helps female high
school graduates go into professional trade careers. MM is one student-athlete which
Armory Prep professionals will stay in touch with on-going.


                         CONCLUSIVE FINDINGS

This report represents 56 out of 66 Armory Prep Seniors who have been contacted during
the post-Armory season to receive an update on their college admissions status. Thus
87% of all Armory Prep seniors have been contacted. The remainder of the students were
not able to be contacted by Armory Prep professionals despite numerous phone calls
emails.

      55 out of the 58 students contacted have been accepted to college representing
       95% acceptance rate of all students contacted

      3 students (6%) who were contacted have not been accepted to college.

      2 students (3.6%) who were contacted did not graduate in 2007 however both
       have pledged to repeat their senior year and intend to graduate in June of 2008.

      96.4% of all students contacted graduated from high school in June 2007




                                        Survey
41 out of our 56 seniors who were accepted to college were surveyed. They were asked if
they lived with both parents or had a single parent or guardian. They were also asked if at
least one of their parents / guardians attended college

      32 out of 41 (78%) of all seniors surveyed had a single parent or guardian

      24 out of 41 (58%) reported that neither of their parents / guardians attended
       college and would thus be first generation college students

      1 student reported that her single mother was a current undergraduate in college

				
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