Episode 17: An Interview with Tanya Navas, New York State Director, National Academy Foundation

We share an interview with Tanya Navas, New York State Director, National Academy Foundation. Tanya talks with Marie and Regina about the career fields that NAF focuses on, the in-school and out-of-school components of a NAF academy experience, and the value of a paid internship for students.

Listen to the podcast to find out about…
Graduation rates and other success statistics from NAF Academies
The reactions of adult mentors who work with student interns in the workplace
How an internship can turn a student’s life around

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NYCollegeChat: An Interview with Tanya Navas, New York State Director, National Academy Foundation

The National Academy Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports over 660 career academies in high schools in 38 states. NAF reaches over 81,000 high school students nationwide in its work of preparing students for college and careers. Tanya Navas, the New York State Director, is responsible for supporting the close to 60 career academies in New York State, with about half of those concentrated in New York City.

In the interview, Tanya talks with Marie and Regina about the career fields that NAF focuses on, the in-school and out-of-school components of a NAF academy experience, and the value of a paid internship for students. She also tells anecdotes about NAF students that make it clear why the program is a real plus for both school districts and for students.

Listen to the podcast to find out about…

  • Graduation rates and other success statistics from NAF academies
  • The reactions of adult mentors who work with student interns in the workplace
  • How an internship can turn a student’s life around

Connect with us through…

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