Erick Cooper Jr. with Fiver Children's Foundation


Erick worked with Fiver Children’s Foundation on the High School Prep program. This program focuses on helping rising 8th graders have an understanding of what is needed in order to approach New York’s high school application process. For rising 9th graders, the focus is to ease the transition into high school by addressing their hopes and fears that they may or may not have going into high school. The goal is to help the participants overcome any potential barriers that could get in the way as they transition into high school.


  • Conducted one-on-one goal setting and educational planning meetings with rising 8th graders and 9th graders

  • Administered a workshop on NYC high school application process for rising 8th graders

  • Organized panel for rising 9th graders to talk to older Fiver youth about their high school experience


89 youth over Summer 2018

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