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College Start

College Start

The College Start Program adds value to the local Long Beach Community by building the life skills of our students.  Specifically, College Start uses a group mentoring model focused on building resiliency, setting goals and solving transferrable problems for participants, all elements that contribute to academic reinvigoration. This evidence-based program is offered as a classroom curriculum, in collaboration with other partner organizations and the Long Beach Unified School District. In 2016, College Start served over 320 students.


College Start at a glance:

  • Personal and academic development in our multi-week college-readiness classroom sessions
  • Attend evidenced-based “Why Try?” workshop
  • Gain new life skills including resiliency, problem-solving, college/ career exploration & goal-setting to your toolkit
  • Supportive academic assistance available for students looking to improve their grades
  • Group mentoring with like minded individuals just like you
  • Exciting activities and weekly prize opportunities
  • Cost: Free for students!

Student Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in 7th-10th grade
  • GPA: No GPA requirement
  • Determination to succeed!

Click here to join our program.

Our Impact This Year

  • Students Served


  • One-on-One Mentoring Hours


  • Scholarships Awarded


  • College Attendance Rate


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