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Making the College Transition with Ariel Malcolm

Ariel Malcolm is ready to take to the big stage. As she’s finishing her high school experience, she’s already found a calling in STEM, targeting her learning toward new challenges in computer science. She’s traveled the world, sampling the culture, language, and food of Rome. And now, she’s picking from a selection of competitive colleges and universities around the country to find her next opportunity. 

Ariel is one of many in her family who are part of the Public Prep community. Her siblings are students, and her parents are educators. What does that mean for a student? And how has the single-gender experience helped Ariel cultivate her spirit of sisterhood? Listen in this week as she shares answers to all these questions and more with Samantha Diaz.

We’d like to introduce you to graduates of our Girls Prep Academy who each demonstrate the power and promise of a Public Prep scholar.

Their stories are incredible.
Public Prep is an award-winning network of charter schools across Manhattan and the Bronx and the nation’s first non-profit tuition-free charter school network that develops exceptional pre-K and single-gender elementary and middle public schools.

Stay tuned for a series of conversations with our scholars as we reflect on their Public Prep experience with inspiring, motivating, and joyful stories of success and resilience.

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