'Nothing you do for children is ever wasted.'

Garrison Keillor
'I wanted to let you know that our graduates have been thrilled to find their packages and set up their dorm rooms at school. We thank you for letting our students be a part of this fantastic program.'

Cristo Rey High School
'I just wanted to say thanks for everything, I loved everything I received. I have already started to make use of everything. I am very appreciative and I want to say thanks.'

Student, Syracuse University - Class of 2012
'Thank you for this award; my family and I are both very grateful and it could not have come at a better time for us.'

Student, Susquehanna University - Class of 2011
'I just wanted to thank you so much for all of the items that I received from The Freshman Fifteen program! I think I'm finally all settled in at school and all of the bedding, school and bath supplies definitely made it easier and more comfortable to settle in. Once again, thanks so much for everything!'

Student, The George Washington University - Class of 2012
'I would really like to thank you for all the time and attention you have given me and I would formally like to extend my deepest gratitude to your organization for this Freshman Fifteen package. It has truly made a difference! Thank you!!'

Student, Yale University - Class of 2012
“The Freshman Fifteen supplied me with all the things I didn't think to get myself...It made freshman year go much smoother!!”

Student, Siena College - Class of 2011
'Students who have been selected to receive The Freshman Fifteen always tell me what a tremendous help it was in helping them get settled into college.'

Prep for Prep
Welcome to the Freshman Fifteen.

Each year many at-risk high school seniors overcome the pitfalls of our most challenging neighborhoods, graduate from high school and are awarded college financial aid packages. While college aid packages may provide tuition, room and board, sadly, many of these students lack additional support for the all-important transition into college life.


The Freshman Fifteen is a modest, but targeted effort created to assist selected students through this transition by providing them dorm-room essentials. These include items that many of these students cannot afford and that many of us take for granted such as towels, sheets and blankets.

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You can help make a difference in the life of students.

It costs approximately $500 to sponsor a single student. Every contribution, large or small, makes a difference. 100% of your tax deductible donation goes directly towards sponsoring a student. Contribute today.

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