FAQs

What is College Bound?

  • College Bound is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
  • We provide tutoring and mentoring to 8th-12th grade metropolitan DC public and public charter school students.
  • Our goal is to motivate students and to help them improve their academic and college performance.
  • The program makes college a reality for students who would like to attend college, but who need encouragement and direction.

Who are College Bound students?

  • College Bound students are committed to improving their high school performance and pursuing a college degree.
  • Students must be in the 8th-12th grade during the program year and enrolled in a public or public charter school.

How does College Bound work?

  • Each student is paired with one adult volunteer, known as a “partner,” who both assists with academics  and mentors the student.
  • During the school year, students and partners meet weekly for 2 hours to work together on the student’s homework or within College Bound’s curriculum.
  • Students may also receive assistance with ACT/SAT Preparation and college applications.
  • Qualified College Bound students may apply for a $6,000 scholarship, which may be used at the college of their choice.

What do students and partners do at the weekly meetings?

  • Receive announcements of upcoming events, scholarship opportunities, and College Bound news.
  • Complete homework, work within the College Bound curriculum, prepare for the SAT/ACT, or participate in college preparation activities.
  • Work with other student/partner pairs on completing assignments and tasks.
  • Engage in mentoring activities, such as one-to-one discussions on social topics.
  • Participate in workshops and seminars or hear from guest speakers.
  • Why can’t students just do their homework during the weekly meetings?

College Bound is committed to strengthening students’ basic skills and assisting them with college preparation. As such, we have a curriculum that fosters mastery of fundamental math and English skills.

What services does College Bound offer?

  • Access to college preparation materials, scholarships, and other related information.
  • Academic enrichment with a special emphasis on math and language arts.
  • Scholarship opportunities.
  • Enrichment activities, including college tours, college fairs, and career fairs.
  • One on one mentoring.
  • Financial literacy workshops.
  • ACT/SAT preparation.
  • Access to college preparation materials, scholarships, and other related information.

Who are College Bound partners?

  • Partners are professionals from around the DC metropolitan area who are in college or have college degrees.
  • Partners are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of their students.
  • Individuals that believe that students can and will attend college.