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College Bound at Boston College

Program Description

College Bound is a pre-collegiate enrichment and support program offered to a diverse group of 50-60 students in 7th through 12th grade from three Boston Public Middle and High Schools: Dr. Henderson Inclusion School, Neighborhood House Charter School, Gardner Pilot Academy.

The mission of the College Bound Program is to empower students to become positive change agents in their schools and communities. Through a Social Justice and S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) lens, students learn about a variety of important issues impacting their communities.

S.T.E.A.M., Social Justice, and College & Career Classes

College Bound students come to Boston College's campus every other Saturday (transportation and lunch is provided). Students spend a whole day on the college campus engaging with social justice infused S.T.E.A.M projects (eg. hydroponics, aquaponics, 3-D printing, laster cutting, smart greenhouse, drones, etc.), Social Justice classes (eg. Voting Rights and Suppression, LGBTQ+ and Intersectionality, Environmental Justice and Sustainability, etc.), and College & Career preparation.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 55
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 31
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • Less than 25%