CHAH Students Attend Camp College

This summer, many CHAH students attended Camp College, an overnight stay at a university where students get to experience what college life will be like.

12th Grader Jeter Matos said that Camp College was "a great first hand experience with an actual college campus and living life as a college student. If I could do it again, I wouldn’t hesitate to accept."


He and other upcoming CHAH graduates are looking forward to extending their experience from Camp College by becoming actual college students.

10th Grader Katherine Castillo said, "My experience at Camp College was amazing." Castillo added that she "got an idea of how college is going to be. I got to learn about the process of applying and how important it is. I had an amazing experience and I’m really thankful for it."


CHAH Seniors Win Fundraising Competition & Donate to Waggytail Rescue


Over the holiday season, each CHAH cohort competed to raise the most money by donating pocket change as they entered the building. The winners of "Change for Change" were the senior class, who chose to donate the funds to help animals in need.


Waggytail Rescue is a NYC based non-profit that finds foster and permanent homes for stray, abandoned, or euthanasia-bound dogs. Volunteer Ami stopped by with Little Joe to meet some of the seniors who helped fundraise for the cause. If you are interested in supporting Waggytail, you can learn more at or follow them on Instagram @waggytailrescue.

10th Graders Tour Weill Cornell Medical Center


This past week, CHAH's rising sophomores interested in becoming registered nurses participated in the "Spend a Day with a Nurse Program" at Weill Cornell Medical Center.  They filled out applications, obtained letters of recommendations and wrote an extensive  essays to get into the program.

Students shadowed nurses in a specific specialties. Some of our students were paired with oncology nurses, others with cardiac nurses, and some with labor and delivery nurses. 

Merima and Levana were paired with the labor and delivery unit, where they learned about the child delivery and obstetrical procedures. The delivery unit is unpredictable and a lot of waiting occurs since babies do not have an expected arrival time. 

All students were inspired by the trip.  Emily noted that "nurses are kind and lovable."  


Thank you, Weill Cornell Medical Center, for inspiring the next generation of nurses!