College Bound AZ empowers low income youth through academic and personal development to achieve educational success.

The Challenge

1 in 8 students in poverty complete college. Through College Bound AZ, 90% of our students go on to college, and 75% stay in school.

Unique Method

We move students through the six-step Critical Path to college method and provide 1-on-1 mentoring to ensure success.


  • Low income students minimum go to college from the east valley each year.
  • Students go to Rochester Institute of Technology, Notre Dame, University of Iowa, Benedictine University, AZ State University, Upper Iowa University and more.
  • Annual Reports

  • A 501(c)3 non profit

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Meghan McGilvra MSW CWDP
Associate Director of Admissions
Year Up Arizona
1245 E. Buckeye Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85034