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Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast College Bound Program

Program Description

College Bound is a college and career readiness program that works to ensure high school students graduate on time with a customized plan for the future. This year-round program provides daily academic support, sponsors numerous college pathway activities, assists with resource acquisition, explores career options, and prepares members for a successful experience after high school graduation.

At the heart of the program is the one-on-one case management through which students receive the individualized guidance, encouragement, and resources they need to set and obtain their educational goals, whether that be through college, military, or trade school pursuits.

Our College Bound program is open to all high school students, introducing them to the idea and attainability of a college education, providing guidance and resources, and preparing them for success after graduation. The program also includes workshops and support for parents, since many of our graduates are the first in their families to pursue education beyond high school.

Our Club launched College Bound in 2014 and it has grown exponentially year after year. Our school partners with Santa Ana, Orange, and Newport-Mesa Unified School Districts have given the Club access to expand College Bound into all public high schools in these districts once we secure sustainable funding.

Services Provided

  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 1991
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students
  • Undocumented Students (20)


  • More than 75%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • California State University-Fullerton
  • Orange Coast College
  • Santa Ana College
  • Santiago Canyon College
  • University of California-Irvine

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 95%