LPP graduates enter postsecondary education at a higher rate than the general population. From 2006 to 2009, 91% of the 91 LPP graduates were accepted into college. Two LPP graduates from the Kingston High School, Chenel Swan and Ramzi Boutros, attended Marist and earned a degree in biology and psychology respectively.
Of the 23 graduates in 2009, 22 have completed their first year at college. They are attending Virginia State College, Dutchess Community College, Monroe College, Onondago Community College, Ulster Community College, SUNY Delhi, SUNY Maritime, and Bronx Community College.
On a survey of LPP graduates from 2002 to 2005, 98% of those contacted (47) were in college or had attended college. Of the 15 students who graduated in 2007, one entered the National Guard and the remaining graduates completed their first year of college. Recent LPP graduates have entered college to pursue a wide-variety of careers including nursing, teaching, counseling, pre-law, and business. They made the following comments:
- LPP helped me focus on education and stay out of trouble. The program was like a second family to me. My LPP Counselor was like a second Mom. (Joyett '99)
- People cared about me and kept me on a straight path. The Counselor was always on my back. (Andrea '98)
- LPP gave me somewhere to go after school and helped me get schoolwork done. It helped by providing college tours, tutoring, and a lot of social events. (Takara '01)
- I made friends through LPP and enjoyed all the trips. LPP students should take advantage of every opportunity and learn good study skills ( Elesha '98)
If you are a LPP alumnus, the staff would enjoy hearing from you and would like to announce your achievements on this webpage. We can be reached by e-mail at Adam.Kendis@Marist.edu.