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Khan’s Tutorial Partners with DREAMChasers to Provide STEAM Program to Underrepresented Youth

Dr.Ivan Khan motivating the students in Dream Chasers while they are about to start their Diagnostic test in Khan's Tutorial Jamaica.

New York, NY – February 1, 2023 – This week, nearly 100 students signed up for the annual DREAMChasers entrance exam. Top scoring 7th Grade students from District 29 in South Jamaica visited Khan’s Tutorial Jamaica at 178 Street & Hillside Avenue to take a two and a half hour advanced diagnostic exam. Students from the exam will be chosen by the team at DREAMChasers to receive 10 months of Free SHSAT prep classes provided by Khan’s Tutorial, 2 summer coding courses provided by theCoderSchool, and continuous mentorships from professionals at DREAMChasers. Students will be chosen based on their school grades, state exam scores, and a writing sample along with the results from the aforementioned Diagnostic Exam.

The Founder of DREAMChasers, Jason Myles Clark, said,

“One of the things I love about Khan’s Tutorial is their commitment to providing opportunities for students who need tutoring most.  Khan’s Tutorial partnered with DREAMChasers to help students from low-income and underrepresented backgrounds receive tutoring, mentoring and other additional support for the SHSAT for free.  Some of these students went on to receive admissions offers from schools such as Bronx Science, Brooklyn Tech and Stuyvesant High School. It shows that Khan’s Tutorial is not just a business but a community partner.  Thanks for believing in our kids!”

DREAMChasers is a free test prep and coding program that helps students achieve their dreams. They help 7th grade students from low-income and underrepresented backgrounds ace the NYC Specialized High Schools Admission Test. They provide weekly classwork & lessons, monthly SHSAT Diagnostic Exams, mentorship and guidance, and now, a new STEAM component to further students and their interests.

DREAMChasers was founded with the following in mind: 

In his famous poem “Harlem,” Langston Hughes asks “what happens to a dream deferred?” “Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? or fester like a sore – and then run?” the poem is commonly interpreted as referring to structural barriers that have historically obstructed African Americans from achieving the American dream. Today, we refuse to let the dream ‘defer’ any longer.