Senior Retreat

College Bound proudly announces our Annual Senior Retreat. This unique two-day retreat will be an opportunity for our seniors to learn and prepare for the year ahead, as well as to interact and share experiences with other seniors in the program.

This year’s Senior Retreat will cover important topics like:

  • Researching Schools and finding the right college for you
  • A complete college application (résumé, recommendation letters, application, SAT/ACT, personal Statement)
  • Senior year calendar and time management


Saturday, August 6, 2016

9 am – 9:40 am Breakfast/ Registration
9:40 am – 10 am Welcome


Retreat Overview

10 am – 10:45 am Panel Discussion w/ Eli Lilly, National Association of Black Journalist, and National Association of Hispanic Journalist.
10:45 am – 10:50 am Break
10:50 am – 12 pm Breakout session: Personal Statement
12 pm – 1 pm Lunch
1 pm – 2 pm College Greenlight
2 pm – 2:10 pm Break
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Organization & Time Management Skills
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm – 4 pm Recommendation Packet (Resume/Brag Sheet)
4 pm – 4:30 pm Senior Year Calendar / Schedule
4:30 pm – 5 pm Q & A
6 pm – 10 pm Team Building Outing/Dinner
10 pm Wrap-up
11 pm Room Check

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Until 9 am Breakfast
9 am – 9:30 am Warm-up/Recap/Overview of session
9:30 am – 10:30 am Finding the Right Fit For You (University of Pittsburgh)
10:30 am – 11:30 am Researching Schools, College Greenlight
11:30 am – 12 pm Q & A/Wrap Up


This is a mandatory event for all seniors enrolled in the program.
The student fee for this event is $50. Payment can be made online, by check or money order. Registration forms and payments must be submitted by Thursday, July 21st. Signed permission slips must be completed and turned in by Saturday, August 6, 2016. Permission slips can be turned in at the College Bound office or faxed to 202-842-1926. College Bound will cover the expense of the facilities, light breakfast, and lunch. Students will be responsible for dinner on Saturday evening. Please call us at 202-842-0858 or email Hywet Yonas, if you have any questions. 


Date & Location:

Saturday, August 6, 2016 – Sunday, August 7, 2016

Westminster Church – 400 I Street SW, Washington 20024 (Saturday Venue)

Harbour Square – 500 N Street SW, Washington 20024 (Sunday Venue)

Hotel Info: 

Residence Inn by Marriott Capitol – 333 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20024

Drop Off Time on Saturday:   8:30 AM

Pick Up Time on Sunday:     12:30 PM


To register complete the form below

  • Please include any allergies, dietary restrictions, medical conditions and prescription medications. List N/A if you child does not have any medical issues that might impact him/her while on the Senior Retreat.