2nd Annual Caps & Gowns Dinner
June 4, 2020
Canceled due to COVID-19 Health Crisis
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Our offices will continue to operate in accordance with Governor Lamont’s “Reopen Connecticut” sector rules. Since March, advisors have worked with 56 region high school Class of 2020 students via email, text and video calls to ensure their college admission process was completed on time, and 164 college students to ensure they stay on track to graduate. This year, 17 students who participated in the Success Program graduated with their bachelor’s degrees! Although we prefer to gather, this year we are celebrating each student’s college decision and graduation achievement, in creative “socially-distanced” ways.
The Caps & Gowns event is our biggest fundraiser of the year. We need your support to strengthen programming for all of our students. Therefore, please consider making a donation today, and next year, join us on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at the Hilton Mystic for our 10th Anniversary Celebration.
In June 2019, community leaders, students, families and friends attended Higher Edge’s Inaugural Caps & Gowns Event to celebrate 21 Higher Edge Success Program students who graduated from college and to honor Higher Edge Founder Chris Soto! It was a wonderful, heartfelt evening as students shared their stories and achievements. Many thanks to our event sponsors who made the evening possible: Atlantic Broadband, Chelsea Groton Bank, Connecticut College, Dominion Energy, Eastern Connecticut State University and L& M Hospital.