Recently the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Program (HEOP) introduced a service component into the pre-freshman summer program. While the summer program itself is designed to prepare the freshmen for college level work, the service component hopes to prepare them for a long term commitment to community service and giving back.
The students burned some calories, got some sun, and even ended up on News Channel 12!
During the summer, Arthur O. Eve HEOP freshmen spend five weeks attending classes at the NYIT Manhattan campus and engaging in cultural activities. For the second year in a row, their schedule has also made room for community service. On Aug. 1, 2014, the freshmen of the HEOP Summer Program ventured outside the walls of NYIT to serve some Manhattan residents in need of assistance.
On Tuesday July 1st, the incoming Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) freshmen were welcomed by a panel of HEOP alumni and current students who took time out of their busy day to share some valuable advice. For two of the panelists, it was actually their second time sharing their insights with a group of incoming HEOP students. Javier Saldana, (B.S., Interdisciplinary Studies, ’03) first participated two years ago. He is currently a Career Counselor/Employment Specialist for the Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development at Hostos Community College at the City University of New York. Javier is also a shining example of the impact HEOP leaves behind long after graduation. Javier’s gratitude towards the program is evident - any time he is called upon to give back he finds a way to make it happen. It was also Oshane Cooke’s second time participating in the panel. Oshane is expected to graduate this upcoming December with a B.S. in Advertising.
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