In our high school program, students attend after-school sessions for two hours twice a week throughout their junior and senior years of high school. Over the course of these two years, students participate in more than 320 hours of programming in a supportive group of college-bound peers. Coaches implement an interactive curriculum designed to guide students through the key aspects of preparing for college.
Each year across the United States, 20-40 percent of high school students accepted into a college or university fail to enroll. Yet across College Possible’s six sites, 93 percent of high school students who take part in one of our Summer Bridge programs go on to enroll in the college of their choice. How do we achieve such success? Through a focus on diminishing the academic, social and financial barriers that so often derail students from low-income backgrounds.