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College Bound Graduation 2017

College Bound Graduation







 
The Club hosted its 5th annual College Bound graduation ceremony in honor of the Class of 2017 on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at California State University, Northridge, in front of an overflow crowd of more than 200 guests.
 
During the ceremony, College Bound recognized the achievements of 172 seniors who will all graduate from high school this June[SG2] . Most of the seniors served this year (90 percent) are first-generation college students, and 98 percent of them will attend colleges and universities in the fall!
 
The Club honored longtime volunteers Adrienne Kentor and Owen Brown for their commitment and service to the College Bound program with an award donated by Board Member Jane Skeeter of Ultraglas. Featured speakers included Dr. David Boyns of CSUN’s Institute for Community Health & Wellbeing and Doug Kaback, Director of CSUN’s Neighborhood Partners in Action.

Multiple community partners distributed more than $24,000 in scholarships to deserving teens. Presentations included scholarships in the name of the Martin M. Cooper, Networking Plus, Molly and Harris Schoenfeld, Phi Kappa Psi, Wells Fargo, Premier America, Van Nuys Rotary, Southern California Gas, The Fernando Award, and College Futures.
 
The Club’s thanks to its board members, CSUN, and our community partners for helping to make the lives of College Bound members brighter. Congratulations to the Class of 2017! Everyone at the Club is proud to have been a part of your journey and wish you continued success in all your future endeavors. 

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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