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Decision Day Series

Check out these short videos from NYC Outward Bound Schools alums who are now in college. They’ll tell you about the colleges they attend, how they decided where to go, and lessons they’ve learned along the way. If you would like more information from a certain student, reach out to Yana, our Alumni Manager, at [email protected], and she can put you in contact.


Laiba, John Jay College

Forensic Psychology Major 

Jah-ni, BMCC

Sociology Major

Tamara, City Tech

Healthcare Administration Major 

Joy, York College

Biology Major 

Iqra, City College

Biology Major, Pre-med Track

Jennifer, John Jay College

Criminal Justice Major


Enddy, SUNY Plattsburgh

Sociology Major 

Rebecca, SUNY Oneonta

Sociology & Communications Major

Private Colleges

Maleka, Middlebury College

Biochemistry Major, Pre-med Track

Ashley, Connecticut College

Government Major

Are you a current college student?

Advice from our College Crew Peer Leaders

These leaders all graduated from NYC Outward Bound high schools and are currently in college. In these two videos they share some wisdom from their own college decision process and describe the challenges they’ve overcome. They include: 

  • Jah-ni Fleary (Kurt Hahn ’18), BMCC
  • Renell Huggins (MELS ’19), John Jay College
  • Amani Ortiz (Leaders ’18), St. Francis College
  • Maleka Stewart (Channel View ’15), Middlebury College

How did you decide where you wanted to go to college?

What obstacles have you faced & advice do you have?

Post-Secondary Supports

Learn more about what supports might be available to you as a first-year college student.

Higher Education Opportunity Programs

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