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More Than Bootstraps

  • More Than Bootstraps
  • 421 Highland Ave.
  • Westfield, NJ 07090

Program Description

More Than Bootstraps builds on the strengths and resources of first-generation college students, the majority of whom are students of color from low-income communities. Students in More Than Bootstraps will succeed not just through their individual efforts and grit but through their membership in and contribution to a peer community, engaged in a shared enterprise focused on success in getting to and succeeding in college.

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
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

  • Hispanic/Latino: 90%
  • African American: 10%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 15
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 5
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • ESL Students
  • Undocumented Students (5)

First-Generation

  • More than 75%