The college tour season continues for the Hellenic Hearts 2017 Class with a visit to St. Joseph’s University. Considered one of the Philadelphia area’s smaller universities in student population, SJU is by no means a small campus. Students were treated to a one-hour campus tour, which included a visit to Hawk Hill and Hagan Arena, home of the university’s basketball team. In addition to learning about SJU’s rich history, students learned about the university’s career development programs, research and internship opportunities, small class sizes, advising system, and robust student life.
For its second volunteer event of the summer season, the Hellenic Hearts 2017 Class visited The Lansdowne Theater, joining the community in its restoration efforts. Operating as a single screen movie theater from 1927 to 1987, the Lansdowne Theater is one of last great Philadelphia-area theaters from the 1920s that remains largely unchanged. The historic theater will be converted into a major concert venue featuring musicians from around the world and available to local non-profit performing arts groups.
Last Friday, the Hellenic Hearts 2017 Class started its college tour season with a visit to Temple University. Students and parents were treated to a campus tour, which included visits to the university’s student center, business school, and technology center. After the tour, the group was given a presentation by the admissions office during which topics such as financial aid, admissions requirements, and tips on applying to Temple were addressed. The day ended with a Q&A session with current Temple students.
Hellenic Hearts Class of 2017 giving back to their community before they kick off their SAT Tutoring program. A great day for all that participated in assisting GROW Philly as they continue to provide healthy produce to those in need in Philadelphia.
“This event now gives us our sea legs to move forward and implement our crisis management system, scholarships, and begin funding our Educational Guidance program,” said John Aivazoglou, founder of the Hellenic Hearts nonprofit organization. It was the first ever Hellenic Hearts Invitational Golf Tournament, hosted at Waynesborough Country Club this past Monday and the organization’s friends and Greek community were in attendance.
Over the course of this summer, our students will be participating in community service initiatives, college tour visits, and taking an intensive SAT tutoring course provided by Princeton Review and sponsored by Hellenic Hearts.
“If you want to go fast - go alone. If you want to go far - take others,” said Catherine Avgeris, the keynote speaker and recently retired CFO of Comcast. Avgeris addressed the guests, parents, and students at the first ever Educational Guidance Program (EGP) sponsored by nonprofit Hellenic Hearts organization. The inspiring comment brought a hearty applause from the crowd and is arguably a motto that will come to represent Hellenic Hearts.
Photo by Gabriel Santiago
The schedule/agenda for the Educational Guidance Program Inaugural Mentoring Event to be held on April 22, 2017, is officially released.
If you have not registered for the event or if your child would like to apply for our FREE SAT tutoring program, please use the links found below:
Event Registration: https://hellenichearts.org/egp/inaugural-mentoring-event-registration/
FREE SAT Tutoring Application: https://hellenichearts.org/egp/sat-tutoring-program/apply/
Photo by Baim Hanif
To all Hellenic-American Students or Parents with Children in grades 6-12:
The deadline to register for the Hellenic Hearts EGP Inaugural Mentoring Event is fast approaching. At this event, students will have the opportunity to speak with our EGP advisers from varying professions and backgrounds to gain the crucial knowledge for how to excel in middle/high school and make well-informed decisions when it comes to higher education.
An old English proverb says, “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” That simple concept may be what makes the Hellenic Hearts Foundation different from other Greek organizations in Philadelphia. The newly formed foundation hosted its first fundraiser this past Saturday evening at Estia Restaurant. Some 120 Hellenes, Philhellenes, and friends attended. They got to meet the board and founding members.
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