“We strive to make a difference in the lives of Syracuse city high school teens by passing on our knowledge to give them the motivation and information they need to pursue a future after graduation and make best use of the resources they are provided.” 

As part of the Get Smart umbrella program, Enactus Feel Smart volunteers travel to high schools within the Syracuse City School District to assist junior and seniors with the college application process, as well as resume writing and SAT preparation. These high schools are struggling with graduation rates of less than 50% and budget cuts that leave the remaining faculty overwhelmed with work. Our Feel Smart project team has been working for the past four years to enlighten high school juniors and seniors at Fowler High School. This school year, we have expanded our services to Henninger High School with the hopes to reach even more schools in the future. Our volunteers work one-on-one with each student to develop a strong connection and to assist that particular student throughout the year as they transition to the next stage of their life after graduation.


Caroline Deignan

Majors: Finance & Supply Chain

"Enactus has impacted my college experience by giving me a unique opportunity to engage with the Syracuse community. Having this opportunity to work with other Syracuse University students to help local high school students grow and achieve their goals is both rewarding and fun. I love Enactus because through the diverse projects, it brings people together who share the common interest of giving back to the community."



Gracyn Shah

Majors: Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises & Marketing Management

"With the various projects Enactus has to offer, our club has brought so many Syracuse students together to assist in bettering our community. Through Enactus, I have not only grown as a person, but I have also had the opportunity to meet new people from all different backgrounds and help high school students in need. It is such a great experience to be able to help another person go through the same process I did just a few years ago and show students that they have the potential to reach their goals when given the help and resources."