In 2015, a group of dedicated educators decided to embark on a journey that would be known as Tiger Ventures. With the help of a substantial grant from XQ, Tiger Ventures was born and the first eighth-grade students entered the halls to learn in a way that suited their skills, their dreams, and their talents.
The program has grown over the years, in both enrollment and the business incubators that work with students on a career path. Adjustments were made, education was redesigned, recrafted, and rethought to meet individual needs while still meeting New York state graduation requirements.
And this year, a year unlike any other, Tiger Ventures celebrated its first graduating class with a small, brief ceremony in front of a limited number of family, friends and U-E staff.
Congratulations to Ryu Luongo, Cassidy Richards, Brittany Kaczynski, and Allister Garner on being members of the Class of 2020, the very first Tiger Ventures graduates!