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Pomona College Academy for Youth Success

  • Stephanie Rio
  • Assistant Director, Educational Outreach
  • (909) 607-0725

Program Description

The Pomona College Academy for Youth Success (PAYS) enrolls up to 90 local high school students and seeks to support them in preparing for admission to selective and highly selective colleges and universities. PAYS participants engage in a thought-provoking combination of courses, cultural events, workshops, projects and field trips during the intensive 4-week, residential program as well as throughout the academic year. PAYS serves rising sophomores through rising seniors from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education�?�¢�?�?�?�?students who are first in their family to attend college; from low income families; and are African American, Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander, and/or part of other underrepresented racial or ethnic groups.

Services Provided

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

Demographics

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 96
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Undocumented Students (1)

First-Generation

  • Less than 25%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Harvard College
  • Pomona College
  • Stanford University
  • University of California at Berkeley
  • Westmont College

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 100%
  • 4-yr College Graduation: 100%