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Success story from College Liftoff 10-14-2014

Great Success!!!


High School Students from New Haven, Hamden, and West Haven took the initiative and joined our College Liftoff Workshop as part of their preparation for college in the upcoming Fall of 2014. We solute the seniors who participated and hope they continue to seek out help wherever and whenever available.


Juniors of the Class of 2015 get ready as our sights are set on you for our upcoming College Liftoff Workshop. We plan to invite college students from Connecticut schools to give you all the 411 on college preparation, the good, bad, and the awesome connections you might make along the way. This workshop is about getting useful insight but also preparing your college essay drafts with writing experts from around the Greater New Haven area. You don’t want to miss this awesome opportunity to ask college students about their take on higher learning. You’d have to visit several different colleges to get this experience and we plan to provide it to you all in one location.

Sitting will be limited for this awesome event so make sure your not left out.

Class of 2014 High School Seniors! Register now for the Oct. 14th College Essay Liftoff!


High school students! Can your college essay use a boost? Maybe you have a solid draft, decent outline, or didn’t start at all. Whatever your case we’d like to help make your essay shine.

Volunteers please see link below to register for this event!

We are offering a chance to receive one-on-one attention from college students and writing experts who truly want to share their gifts, talents and personal experiences with you. It’s a chance to see and meet with other high school seniors from different high schools around New Haven area and join in the movement towards college readiness. Where else can you get a chance to meet someone great, get some writing tips, and improve your chances of getting into college — all at the same time. Oh, and did we mention refreshments will be provided so make yourself at home and get this step out of the way so you can focus on that GPA.

This event is being co-sponsored with Higher Heights Youth Empowerment Program

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When you ask?  Monday October 14th, Columbus Day!  

Where you ask? Co-Op High School cafeteria, 177 College Street.

What time? 11:00am – 1:00pm  2 hours of awesome interaction at your pace.


And check out the video of last year’s College Essay Liftoff!

VOLUNTEER for the Monday October 14th College Essay Liftoff!


Join renowned authors, poets, journalists and others who write for a living who are volunteering their time to work one-on-one with a high school seniors on their college essays.  Please click on the link below to register to volunteer at College Essay LIFTOFF day on Monday, October 14th, 2013. Refreshments will be served!

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It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.                              -Ernest Hemingway


Thank you, and see you soon!

Blast from the Past – - – Time Capsule Project of memories, events, and ideas!

Time Capsule for Coop High School Students called “Blast from the Past” is now being created!!! Give us ideas for what to save from this time period…

This year (2013) our Writing Hub will be doing a time capsule project with some students from Coop High School called “Blast from the Past.” Students will be doing video messaging, newsletters, and personal/ peer assessments to capture this very moment in time for them and the many relationships and experiences that come with this period.



They will be locking away memories, stories, images and other manner of artifacts that best depict this great year we are living in. These creative students from Coop HS will be very famous 20 years from now once this time capsule is opened in the year 2033 or so we hope. The longer it stays closed the better the time capsule becomes!