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College Acceptance Day at The Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs

On May 2, 2019 The Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs hosted a College Acceptance Day for the students who are enrolled in our College Access Program. Our College Access Program supports students from high school through to the end of college. The program uses a three-pronged approach to support college access and success: Academics, Entrepreneurship and Career Exploration. We met with a few students who will be freshmen in college this Fall and learned about the school they chose to attend in the fall and their experience in the program. 

*All images taken by Emanual Marquez, Teen Program: Photography/Videography Student

Name: Saniyah

Highschool: Carver Engineering and Science

College of Choice: Howard University

Major: Nursing

Scholarships: Howard Merit Based Scholarships

What do you enjoy about being at the Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs?

Saniyah: "I love it here, and appreciate all the help they provided me during the CAP program."

Why did you choose Nursing as a major?

Saniyah: "People in my family are nurses. And helping my dad after he had a stroke helped me to see what it meant to be a nurse."

Name: Denisa

Highschool: Merrion Mercy Academy

College of Choice: St. Joseph's University

Major: Psychology

Scholarships: Ignation College Connection (Full Ride)

What do you enjoy about being at the Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs?

Denisa: "I love that I got to meet a variety of people, and I love how supportive they were through everything and how much they prepared me for college next year."

Why did you choose Psychology as a major?

Denisa: "Because it fits my personality and I love advising people!"

 

Name: Victor

Highschool: George Washington Carver Engineering and Science

College of Choice: West Chester University

Major: Bio-Chemistry

What do you enjoy about being at the Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs?

Victor: "Everyone here gets along pretty well and the adults really care about us." 

Victor: "I wasn't sure what I was supposed to be doing in terms of applying to college, and they did!"

Why did you choose Bio-Chemistry as a major?

Victor: "I've already liked science and math. So after taking chemistry class, I developed a love for animals and cells even further and this allowed me to settle on this major. "

 

Name: Siani

Highschool: Girls High

College of Choice: West Chester University

Major: Marketing

What do you enjoy about being at the Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs?

Siani: "Been coming since kindergarten, and I love every aspect from k-8 to now. They care for you and they are like a family. They helped me in ways that I couldn’t find anywhere else."

Siani: "They are very hands on and make sure you meet deadlines. You can't be mad about that because they are helping you and its about your future."

Why did you choose Marketing as a major?

Siani: "Had a water ice stand when I was younger and made posters for it and realized it was marketing! I did it for 3 summers promoting my water ice stand in the neighborhood. Through the College Access Program the Honickman Learning Center got me an internship at a marketing firm downtown and I realized that I have the opportunity to find my own lane within marketing and stick with it."

Name: KhaLesha

Highschool: Merrion Mercy Academy

College of Choice: Jefferson University

Major: Health Sciences, Pre-Physician's Assistant

Scholarships: Comcast Leadership Award

What do you enjoy about being at the Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs?

KhaLesha: "Been in the program since the 1st grade and the staff have always been sweet and helped me through the entire process. Everybody at the HLC are my family!"

Why did you choose this major?

KhaLesha: "I'm fascinated with the human body and helping people. Saving people's lives are important to me."

Name: Emanual

Highschool: Agora Cyber Charter School

College of Choice: Drexel University

Major: Organizational Management

Scholarships: Liberty Scholars Program (Full Ride)

What do you enjoy about being at the Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs?

Emanual: "The program offers resources for those who are out to get it. They work with you and try to figure out the best course of action. Listening and assessing what's best for you. You can either go to college, vocational school or hop right into a career with their guidance."

Emanual: "They helped me articulate my thoughts. They were able to help me and motivated me to seek out my potential and explore colleges that I didn't think I could get into."

Why did you choose this major?

Emanual: "I want to eventually find a way to start corporations that can create equal opportunities for everybody."