Over spring break, the Rye High School Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse Team hosted eighth graders from San Miguel Academy in Newburgh for a clinic and lunch. Only 60 miles from Rye, San Miguel is located in one of the most dangerous areas of the state, in a city filled with gangs and drug warfare. San Miguel, established in 2006, is described as a “lighthouse” on the banks of the Hudson, serving as a beacon of hope to the low-income students who come from a local public school system where fewer than 30 percent of underserved students graduate from high school.
One hundred percent of San Miguel graduates enter high school supported by the Graduate Success Program, which provides tuition assistance, mentoring, and tutoring for the student as he continues his educational journey.
This was the second year the Rye High team hosted a fun-filled day for all the boys. Donations were collected and provided to the boys so they can begin to learn the sport of lacrosse.
Thanks to the Rye Lacrosse Association for organizing the event and providing lunch from Jerry’s; Blueline Sports and Sports Barn for equipment donations; and many parent volunteers for their generous support of this program.
The RHS Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse Team with eighth-grade students from San Miguel Academy