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

The Challenge
Low income students are 30% less likely to go to college.Unique Method
We move students through the six-step Critical Path to college method and provide 1-on-1 mentoring to ensure success.


  • Through College Bound AZ, 90% of our students go on to college, and 75% stay in school.
  • Our students have been accepted at Rochester Institute of Technology, Notre Dame, University of Iowa, Benedictine University, AZ State University, Upper Iowa University and more.

College Bound AZ students improve their academic performance, learn leadership and life skills and participate in community service

CBAZ’s 10th grade class of 2015-2016 worked with Vietnam veteran, Doug Larson, to prepare and submit a project to the Library of Congress “Veteran’s History Project.”

In 2015, CBAZ was invited to participate in the Mesa “Street Piano” project. Students from our Junior High and High School Academies worked together to develop a theme for their piano related to education, collaborated with a local artist on the design and created an outstanding exhibit that was on public display at the Mesa Arts Center.

Sisters Abby and Yudidt graduated from high school in 2016 and from the CBAZ High School Academy. Abby received four scholarships. Yudidt received six scholarships and was one of 24 students nationally to be awarded an internship to the Smithsonian Institution The Young Ambassadors Program)

Antonia and Amy are participating in one of CBAZ’s annual community service event. Students picked citrus and delivered 2,000 pounds of fritut to a local food bank.