Within NYC’s Highly Segregated School System, a Group of Low-Income Students Sacrifice Their Summers, Weekends for a Chance at College Success

By Taylor Swaak

English language arts teacher Frank Queris talks with students at a Wednesday night SEO Scholars class. (Taylor Swaak/The 74)

very year, the SEO Scholars program asks 14-year-old, low-income freshmen in New York City for a staggering commitment: to spend one month of their summers, three out of their four Saturdays every month, and…