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 THE CITYLAX OFF THE FIELD, PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS

In addition to year round programming on the lacrosse field, CityLax Off the Field is a multi-tiered supplemental suite of services offered to increase life opportunities and success for our student-athletes from Middle School, High-School, College and ultimately into the Professional World.


1. MIDDLE SCHOOL

New York City and national statistics indicate that urban kids in 6th, 7th + 8th Grades are the most susceptible to negative forces within their communities, such as gang recruitment.  There are over 600 public Middle Schools in NYC. Through introduction of lacrosse programming both in Physical Education Classes and after-school programs coupled with CityLax staff and volunteer mentoring, our proven results indicate that the possibility for success on and off the lacrosse field going into high-school is significantly more attainable.

2. HIGH-SCHOOL

BOTTOM LINE

Bottom Line helps low-income and first-generation-to-college students get to and through college. We are committed to building strong connections with our students, providing them with individual support, and ensuring they have the guidance they need to persist and earn a college degree.

 
Why Bottom Line?
  • Students receive personalized one-on-one guidance and mentoring
  • We support students starting senior year of high school and continue throughout college for up to six years
  • We utilize a proprietary curriculum focused on four key areas critical to college success
  • By providing long-term and personalized support in college, our students are 43 percentage points more likely to earn a degree than their peers
  • Over 76% of the three most recent cohorts of Bottom Line students earned their degree in six years or less
College Access

High School seniors receive one-on-one guidance from their Bottom Line advisor throughout the college application and decision process.  Students have the support and the experienced guidance they require to make a smart decision about attending college. Learn more about our College Access Program.

College Success

College students receive personalized on-campus guidance and support based on our DEAL rubric for up to 6 years or until they graduate.  This tailored guidance ensures that students are equipped with the skills and knowledge to overcome obstacles, persist, and eventually graduate with a career plan in place. Learn more about our College Success Program.


MY POSITION "A" ADVISING

My Position ‘A’ Advising: The bridge connecting lacrosse student-athletes to their best fit schools.

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MISSION STATEMENT

To provide a platform that streamlines the connection and recruiting process between lacrosse student-athletes and appropriately matched prep schools and colleges resulting in matriculation at the best fit school for the individual and family.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Our independent school search service is based on the philosophy of helping families navigate the complex process of finding the “right-fit” school for your son or daughter based on the combination of academics and athletics. We promise to work with you and your family to help position you to put your best-self forward in the application process; giving you the best chance of being accepted. Our goal is to help you find the “right-fit” list of schools in which to apply, connect you with coaches for the recruiting process and assist in preparing your application materials based on the perfect combination of academic, athletic, social and financial fit.


VOLUNTEER MENTORING PROGRAM

CityLax is fortunate to have hundreds of college educated lacrosse players that live and work in NYC.  In addition to coaching at our seasonal clinics and summer camps, we have a core group of volunteers that participate in our Volunteer Mentoring Program.  This program is based upon the Big Brother, Big Sister Model, in which our volunteers establish a trusting relationship with student-athletes on an on-going basis which supplements each students teachers, college counselors and family members.

In Person + Virtual Meetings.
  • Mentor to Student Ratio: Each Volunteer Mentor is assigned to 3 - 5 students, allowing for a "hands on" approach to building sustainable guidance to students as they navigate life, school and the college preparation process.
  • Regular structured individual meetings: In person, Zoom, FaceTime and/or Phone. ex: How is life + School?
  • College Preparation Guidance: Each VM engages each student to guide them in their college process preparation. ex: are they taking the right courses; do they know what they’d like to study in college? College essay preparation: and support with meeting deadlines for students?
  • Virtual Coaching: Apps such as Hudl and Famer, our volunteer mentors  demonstrate lacrosse drills which student-athletes are able to view and complete on their own, record, and share with the coach for guidance on execution.

Volunteer Mentor Registration


PROFESSIONAL PERSPECTIVES

Our CityLax community is composed of hundreds of working professionals in a broad range of industries.  Through virtual and in person visits to professional work places, our student athletes can begin to learn about and envision a range of possible pathways for their lives.  This serves as a motivating mechanism for academic achievement and interconnection between students and working professionals and their places of work.

In addition to year round programming on the lacrosse field, CityLax Off the Field is a multi-tiered supplemental suite of services offered to increase life opportunities and success for our student-athletes from Middle School, High-School, College and ultimately into the Professional World.

 


 THE CITYLAX OFF THE FIELD PATHWAYS TO SUCESS

1. MIDDLE SCHOOL

New York City and national statistics indicate that urban kids in 6th, 7th + 8th Grades are the most susceptible to negative forces within their communities, such as gang recruitment.  There are over 600 public Middle Schools in NYC. Through introduction of lacrosse programming both in Physical Education Classes and after-school programs coupled with CityLax staff and volunteer mentoring, our proven results indicate that the possibility for success on and off the lacrosse field going into high-school is significantly more attainable.

2. HIGH-SCHOOL

BOTTOM LINE

Bottom Line helps low-income and first-generation-to-college students get to and through college. We are committed to building strong connections with our students, providing them with individual support, and ensuring they have the guidance they need to persist and earn a college degree.

Why our services are unique
  • Students receive personalized one-on-one guidance and mentoring
  • We support students starting senior year of high school and continue throughout college for up to six years
  • We utilize a proprietary curriculum focused on four key areas critical to college success
  • By providing long-term and personalized support in college, our students are 43 percentage points more likely to earn a degree than their peers
  • Over 76% of the three most recent cohorts of Bottom Line students earned their degree in six years or less
College Access

High School seniors receive one-on-one guidance from their Bottom Line advisor throughout the college application and decision process.  Students have the support and the experienced guidance they require to make a smart decision about attending college. Learn more about our College Access Program.

College Success

College students receive personalized on-campus guidance and support based on our DEAL rubric for up to 6 years or until they graduate.  This tailored guidance ensures that students are equipped with the skills and knowledge to overcome obstacles, persist, and eventually graduate with a career plan in place. Learn more about our College Success Program.


MY POSITION "A" ADVISING

My Position ‘A’ Advising: The bridge connecting lacrosse student-athletes to their best fit schools.

Visit Website

MISSION STATEMENT

To provide a platform that streamlines the connection and recruiting process between lacrosse student-athletes and appropriately matched prep schools and colleges resulting in matriculation at the best fit school for the individual and family.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Our independent school search service is based on the philosophy of helping families navigate the complex process of finding the “right-fit” school for your son or daughter based on the combination of academics and athletics. We promise to work with you and
your family to help position you to put your best-self forward in the application process; giving you the best chance of being accepted. Our goal is to help you find the “right-fit” list of schools in which to apply, connect you with coaches for the recruiting process and assist in preparing your application materials based on the perfect combination of academic, athletic, social and financial fit.


VOLUNTEER MENTORING PROGRAM

CityLax is fortunate to have hundreds of college educated lacrosse players that live and work in NYC.  In addition to coaching at our seasonal clinics and summer camps, we have a core group of volunteers that participate in our Volunteer Mentoring Program.  This program is based upon the Big Brother, Big Sister Model, in which our volunteers establish a trusting relationship with student-athletes on an on-going basis which supplements each students teachers, college counselors and family members.

In Person + Virtual Meetings.
  • Mentor to Student Ratio: Each Volunteer Mentor is assigned to 3 - 5 students, allowing for a "hands on" approach to building sustainable guidance to students as they navigate life, school and the college preparation process.
  • Regular structured individual meetings: In person, Zoom, FaceTime and/or Phone. ex: How is life + School?
  • College Preparation Guidance: Each VM engages each student to guide them in their college process preparation. ex: are they taking the right courses; do they know what they’d like to study in college? College essay preparation: and support with meeting deadlines for students?
  • Virtual Coaching: Apps such as Hudl and Famer, our volunteer mentors  demonstrate lacrosse drills which student-athletes are able to view and complete on their own, record, and share with the coach for guidance on execution.

Volunteer Mentor Registration


PROFESSIONAL PERSPECTIVES

Our CityLax community is composed of hundreds of working professionals in a broad range of industries.  Through virtual and in person visits to professional work places, our student athletes can begin to learn about and envision a range of possible pathways for their lives.  This serves as a motivating mechanism for academic achievement and interconnection between students and working professionals and their places of work.