The goal of College Bound is to introduce and expose Club members to the idea and attainability of a college education and prepare them for success after graduation from high school. College Bound is a year-round program that introduces and exposes Club members to the idea of college, provides daily academic support, sponsors numerous college pathway activities, including important resource acquisition, and prepares members for a successful college experience. At the heart of this program is the one-on-one case management strategy, through which youth receive the guidance, encouragement, and resources they need to set and obtain their educational goals.
Case Managers track academic progress and note the classes needed to meet the curriculum requirements of the University of California, California State University, and community college systems. Over the course of the program, the Case Managers work with youth to develop academic goals. They guide youth through application and testing procedures, provide academic tutoring, assist with financial aid applications, teach youth to manage deadlines, advocate on their behalf, counsel parents, and provide cultural mentoring.