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College Bound--Mentor Students to Achieve Academic Success


College Bound’s mission is to prepare public and public charter school students in the metropolitan D.C. area to enter college, earn a degree, and achieve their personal and professional goals.

Mentoring Opportunities
College Bound practices a one-to-one mentoring model, one student is paired with one mentor ("partner") and both work together throughout the school year to achieve academic success. Pairs are matched by interests and support needed by the student. Students and partners are committed to meeting once a week at a designated academic site. Each year College Bound helps 100% of its students graduate from high school. All volunteers are required to have a college degree, or be pursuing a degree. There are seven different sites across DC that take place each week. The site locations and times are as follows: 

Mondays:  Department of Education (830 First St NE, Washington, DC 20002), 6-8pm  
                 Sherwood (640 10th St NE, Washington, DC 20002), 6:30-8:30pm             Wednesdays:  Beacon House (601 Edgewood St NE Ste 15, Washington, DC) 6-8pm
                       Chavez (709 12th St SE, Washington, DC 20003) 6-8pm
Thursdays:  AIR (1000 Thomas Jefferson St NW #200, Washington, DC) 5:30-7:30pm
                    PNC (800 17thStreet Washington, DC 20006) 6-8pm
                    Walker Memorial (2020 13th St NW, Washington, DC 20009) 6:30-8:30pm
        
STEM in Your Hood
College Bound provides a math and science lab each week, which is a tutoring service provided to students in the program, as well as waitlisted students. Math lab takes place each Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Monday and Wednesday sessions take place at our main office, which is located at 128 M St NW, Washington, DC 20001. On Thursdays Stem in Your Hood take place at Beacon House Community Center, 601 Edgewood St NE Ste 15, Washington, DC 20017. Volunteers can sign up to be tutors for math lab, science lab, or both. The only requirement is to have a college degree and strong math or science skills.

College Coach
College Bound has college coaches to help make sure the students in the program are taking the proper steps toward college their senior year. There is a college coach for each site location and they attend site 2-4 times per month, depending on how many seniors are at their site and how they are doing in their college admissions process.  The requirements for this opportunity is a college degree, as well as expert knowledge of the college admissions process.

Office Volunteer
College Bound is grateful for office volunteers that help contribute to our success. Volunteers who help around the office help complete day-to-day tasks, as well as tasks we would like to be able to complete but are unable to because of other duties. Our office is
located inside the Perry School at 128 M St NW, Washington, DC 20001 and our office hours are 10am-6pm. Volunteers can choose when they would like to volunteer, as long as it is within our office hours. 

Virtual Mentor
Virtual mentors help to keep students on track that are currently in college. As a virtual mentor, volunteers check on their student that is in school a couple times of month to make sure they are keeping up with their grades and handling any financial obligations. They also help the student find internships, as well as scholarships. Mentors are matched with students based on their degree or their current career. Virtual mentors must have a college degree. 

Other Opportunities
College Bound also has short-term volunteer opportunities that are based on upcoming events. This includes Taste of College Night, Scholarship Reviewer, Career Night, and the End of the Year Celebration.

Contact:  Caprice King, Volunteer Coordinator, 202.842.0858, ext 103, caprice@collegebound.org

Website:  collegebound.org