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Spring Break, College Bound Style
One Wild Week, Three College Tours

During Spring break, 40 College Bound high school members took guided tours at UC San Diego, Mt. St. Mary’s University and CSU Northridge. Throughout the year, members have learned about universities requirements and expectations. The campus tours gave our members the chance to visualize themselves on a university campus and fully embrace the college experience for a day. 

Our UCSD tour began in the heart of campus, abuzz with a farmer’s market and a fair featuring student organizations. From the main hub, members walked to Muir Campus, one of six undergraduate colleges that make up the university. Students got a glimpse of dorm life, and stopped to admire the iconic fourteen-foot Sun God Statue, one of only three by French sculptor Niki de Saint Phalle.

At The Mount, members were treated to a personal tour of campus by our own College Bound Alumnus and former Youth of the Year, Stephanie Gomez.  Stephanie introduced kids to the dorms, recreation center, university cathedral, student union, library and a science lab. The group then attended an admissions presentation from the university that covered topics such as transportation, scholarships, majors, and general admissions information.

At CSUN, the teens took turns operating a robot model at the VEX Robotics Club lab. They learned about the Education Opportunity Program, then viewed an art gallery created by students. The last and, by all appearances, most popular part of the CSUN tour, was the newly renovated and award-winning student recreation center. 
 
Members had an unforgettable week visiting all three campuses are looking forward to exploring more during our summer program.   

College Bound is our results-driven program designed to encourage members ages 6-17 to think about and plan for education beyond high school graduation.  We reach out to underserved students in order in increase college and career opportunities.
 
High School
The goal of the College Bound program is to ensure members receive the support needed to graduate high school on time and upon graduation, have a plan for the future. Whether the plan is to attend a 2 year, 4 year, public or private university or to graduate job ready, our program offers various resources to help members achieve their goals. Learn more about the High School components.

Alumni Association

Participating alumni at our 2nd Annual Alumni Mixer.
The mission of the College Bound Alumni Association is to provide a liaison between the alumni of the program and its current members. The Association will serve as a point of contact where members engage with alumni for the purpose of learning more about the program, to hear firsthand someone’s personal experience, and for networking. Click here to visit the Alumni Association page.

College Bound Teens

The Club’s teen center & Hale Middle School teens at the UCLA Teen Summit.
For the middle school grade levels, we extend the elementary school notion of creating a “College Bound Culture” where we begin to provide workshops that offer in-depth knowledge about the complete college process. Learn more about the College Bound Teens.

College Bound Kids
















Reseda Elementary school youth building their dream college.
The College Bound Kids program creates a “College Bound Culture” where kids participate in weekly fun-interactive activities to begin thinking about post-secondary education as a possible reality. Learn more about College Bound Kids.

 

Second Annual College Bound Alumni Mixer.


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