Our mission is to mentor and support
for college success
Listen to some recent college grads talk about their CBS experience.
High school students who are the first generation in their families
to attend college face overwhelming challenges.
They may not know what to expect of college life and have no one to answer their questions. The sad fact is that more than 25% of low-income first-generation students drop out of college by the end of first year,
and only 40% make it to graduation within six years.
Each student selected as a Campus Bound Scholar is matched with a trained adult mentor who provides support, guidance, information and friendship during the summer prior to departure and throughout college.
Mentors keep in touch regularly with students and guide them on topics such as time management, academic issues, handling finances, homesickness, and many other challenges encountered by first-gen college students.
A Matching Fund Challenge!
We are grateful to a generous donor for supporting our work by matching each donation up to $15,000. Every dollar you give by March 31, 2024 will be doubled! This support will have a significant impact on our grassroots organization, now in our 11th year supporting first-gen college students in
Cheers To 10 Years!
We've grown from 2 students to 96 Campus Bound Scholars! Our 10th Annual Scholar Celebration was a happy family reunion! Current scholars, mentors, supporters and board members welcomed our newest scholars and their families and cheered for our recent college graduates. We hugged, we talked, we listened to speeches, talked some more then ate ice cream!