Bridge to College Program
Through ISEF’s Bridge to College Program, our scholars are trained in leadership, serving as mentors, tutors and role models for young Israelis in their home communities. The program targets more than 400 high schoolers in distressed areas of Israel, who show clear potential for college, but need financial assistance, along with help to develop self-confidence, pass their matriculation exams and gain admission to higher education.
The Bridge to College Program offers students a group social program that includes values clarification workshops and field trips. Our dedicated B.A. scholars not only provide academic support; they serve as personal guides, modeling academic success despite adversity, introducing the teens to life on campus, and becoming trusted confidants.
Nearly half the teens live in the Negev communities of Beer Sheva, Sderot, Ashdod, and Ofakim. They are especially vulnerable, suffering both rocket attacks from Gaza, and inadequate educational and public resources that might enable them to break out of poverty.
ISEF’s projects really make a difference in these young lives!
Below: Photos from the fall 2016 opening ceremony of ISEF’s Bridge to College Program in Nesher, Israel
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