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Academic Mentoring Program
The Academic Mentoring Program matches students one-on-one with college-educated volunteers to strengthen the student’s math, language arts, and social skills while preparing them for the college journey. Students meet with their “partners” at one of our academic mentoring sites throughout the school year to work on a range of academic development and college prep processes. In addition to the one-to-one mentor relationship, College Bound offers a myriad of enrichment activities to supplement the students’ experience and continue to foster a college-going culture.
Our Partners are committed to helping their students achieve their personal and professional goals of a college education.Become a Mentor
Department of Education
Sherwood Recreation Center
Black Entertainment Television Network
How does this differ from the College Bound Academic Mentoring Program?
Academic Mentoring Program
Virtual Mentoring Program
|One-on-one match||Mentors could possibly be matched with more than one student although College Bound will make every effort to provide every student with a mentor.|
|Meeting once a week at designated sites around DC.||There are no boundaries as mentors communicate remotely, at least twice a month, with their assigned mentees.|
|Student participants are currently in High School||Student participants are College Bound alumni who are entering their first year or are currently enrolled in an accredited college or university.|
|Mentors work with students to provide on-going academic support to improve college bound options.||Mentors’ primary role is to help students connect to campus resources to improve chances of academic success. As well as supporting students with their needs and questions, whether academic or personal.|
If you are interested in becoming a Virtual Mentor please fill out an application or contact:
Virtual Mentor Coordinator
(202) 842-0858 ext. 102
Spring and Fall College Tour
During the fall, students spend one day traveling to schools within the greater DC, Maryland and Virginia metropolitan areas. For our spring college tour, students take a 4-day tour to a myriad of schools throughout the East Coast. The 2017 Spring College Tour will take place April 18 – April 21, 2017. Students will have the opportunity to visit schools in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
Taste of College Night
End of Year Celebration
The End of Year Celebration is College Bound’s culminating event, which serves as the graduation and recognition ceremony for current students and alumni who participated in the College Bound Academic Mentoring Program and Virtual Mentor Program. In addition to recognizing students during the End of Year Celebration, College Bound presents the Community Leadership and Hall of Fame Award to community partners and individuals who have greatly impacted the organization’s mission. The 2016 Community Leadership and Hall of Fame Award recipients were:
Reginald Van Lee (Community Leadership Awardee)
Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) (Hall of Fame Awardee)
This year’s End of Year Celebration was held on May 24, 2016.