Paving a Path
College Bound AZ removes barriers students face that make college unattainable. Lowincome students are 20% less likely to go to college than their more affluent peers.
6-Step Critical Path to College TM
Grade Point Average Management
Community service and extracurricular activities
University track classes
ACT/SAT preparation and completion
Resumes, Letters of Recommendation and personal essay completion
Application completion for scholarships, college entrance, and FAFSA
Teachers use lesson plans and activities prepared by College Bound AZ on college and career readiness as the basis for a club. Students join who feel college is in their future and have a seed planted at a critical time in their social development. A year-long calendar, T Shirts, classroom supplies and coaching provided by College Bound AZ are an additional support.
Our 5-year program RISE Scholars is a collaboration with Arizona State University and the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) for low-income students. RISE Scholars commit to ASU in high-demand degree programs to create a pipeline for our local workforce: Engineering, Business, Information Technology, Psychology, Teaching, and health services professions.
College Bound AZ tracks with its cohorts into college for check ins and professional development to ready them for the workplace. Through college completion low-income students are empowered in a way that impacts future generations.
Food and Hygiene Product Distribution
Community college students face unique challenges in college. We assist students by stocking the food pantry with items from a local food bank. Care Kits prepared by College Bound AZ include hygiene items needed by the community college’s homeless population. These are also available at the food pantry.