Everychild 2010 Grant: The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor’s College Bound Program has offered critical resources, workshops, and other support services to underserved and marginalized youth in the communities of the Los Angeles Harbor. The College Bound Program has worked to ensure that financial, educational, and cultural barriers do not keep at-risk and first-generation youth from pursuing higher education. Using an intensive case management model, youth are supported from middle school through high school with regard to A-G classes, SAT and ACT test preparation, college applications, financial aid and other tools to support their successful graduation from high school and entry to college.

Supported by the Everychild grant and other additional funders, the College Bound Program has expanded exponentially over the past decade to include fifty-nine other Boys and Girls Clubs around the nation (and even some located at U.S. military bases abroad). This was made possible by the College Bound web portal that was developed by a portion of our grant funds.